Hurricane warning for US, tsunami warning for Gulf

Hurricane warning for US, tsunami warning for Gulf

The US National Hurricane Center has issued a warning for the northern Gulf of Mexico coast.

Also a strong magnitude-7.4 earthquake has struck off the coast of El Salvador and a tsunami warning has been issued.

Isaac is still a tropical storm moving past the Florida Keys, but it is heading into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where it could gain strength.

Many areas have declared a state of emergency including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Meanwhile, there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries after the quake struck today.

The earthquake was located 86 miles south-south west of San Miguel, the US Geological Survey reported on its website and at a depth of 32.9 miles.

A tsunami warning is in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.

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