Authorities in El Salvador said today they had evacuated 90 people near the Guatemalan border after 193 small earthquakes caused minor damage to homes and widespread panic.

The earthquakes ranged between magnitude 2.3 and 4.3, according to the National Service of Territorial Studies. At least 90 of the tremors were felt by the population.

The department of Ahuachapan has been hit by 324 small earthquakes since Sunday, according to seismologists.

At least 90 people put up makeshift tents and mattresses in the central park of Atiquizaya city, 50 miles west of San Salvador, and Red Cross officials were on hand to help.