San Salvador, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Environment of El Salvador today reported 130 aftershocks of the quake of 6.7 degrees
on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday, 155 miles from the eastern coast of the nation.
In a brief report, closed at 06:00 local time, the ministry states that only 10 of these phenomena have been felt by the population.
The report notes that the strongest aftershock occurred on Monday with a magnitude of 5.4 degrees on the Richter scale, with no other details.
Experts from the ministry visited the island Mendez, off the coast of Usulutan, where the strong waves that followed the quake caused damage to a turtle hatchery and wounded four people.
According to locals, the force of the water destroyed at least 5200
eggs of a turtle variety known as Pacific ridley, which were planted in two pens on the beach.
The quake struck at 22:37 local time, when about 100 people were involved in the collection and care of the crops of turtle eggs.