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05 Apr 2001 description

By Alberto Barrera

SAN SALVADOR, April 5 (Reuters) - President Francisco Flores said on Thursday El Salvador could cope with running up debts to rebuild the country after a series of devastating earthquakes this year.

Flores told a gathering of businessmen and politicians that the small Central American nation's fiscal deficit would be 4.2 percent at the end of 2001, well above the originally targeted 2 percent but he added the situation would be "manageable".

Powerful earthquakes in January and February killed 1,150 people, injured 8,000 and caused $1.6 billion …

29 Mar 2001 description

SAN SALVADOR, March 29 (Reuters) - A tremor with magnitude of 5.4 rattled quake-prone El Salvador early on Thursday, jolting residents awake but causing no known damage or injuries, authorities said.

The quake struck at 0054 local time (0654 GMT) with the epicenter located in the Pacific Ocean some 62 miles (100 km) southeast of the capital San Salvador and at a depth of 38 miles (62 km), according to the Center for Geological Investigation.

In January and February the Central American nation was devastated by two major quakes within 31 days that killed more than 1,150 people and …

23 Feb 2001 description

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - An earthquake of unknown magnitude rocked El Salvador on Friday morning, 10 days after a 6.6 magnitude quake killed more than 300.

The quake struck at 09:23 EST.

18 Feb 2001 description

By Alberto Barrera

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (news - web sites) (Reuters) - El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church issued an urgent call on Sunday for food and clothes from abroad for hundreds of thousands of disaster-weary victims of two quakes that have killed over 1,000 people this year.

With hundreds of schools destroyed or damaged by the major quakes -- the first on Jan.

14 Feb 2001 description

By Tim Gaynor

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Rescue crews in El Salvador desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of several adobe-built rural towns early on Wednesday, a day after a second killer earthquake in a month ravaged the nation.

Salvadorans clawed through the ruins of homes, schools and churches in the hopes of finding survivors believed still buried following the quake that struck Tuesday morning killing least 273 people and injuring more than 1,600.

"The top priority is to save lives. ...

13 Feb 2001 description

By Alberto Barrera

SAN SALVADOR, Feb 13 (Reuters) -- A 6.1 magnitude quake shook El Salvador on Tuesday morning, flattening scores of homes in a provincial town and spreading panic throughout the country just one month after a big earthquake killed 844 people.

The new quake sent houses tumbling to the earth in the town of San Vicente, some 40 miles (60 kms) east of the capital, according to Public Works Minister Jose Angel Quiros.