Monday, June 18, 2018

Guatemala SHAKEN by earthquake as 5.6 magnitude tremor hits


The quake was also felt in El Salvador

AN EARTHQUAKE of 5.6 magnitude has hit the country of Guatemala, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The tremor was recorded at a depth of 100km.
It was located 67 km southwest of Guatemala City, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
It hit at 03:32 BST on Monday morning, 22:32 on Sunday local time.
The quake was also felt in neighbouring El Salvador.
Strong shaking was felt but "all is calm," Guatemala's disaster agency said in a statement.
A witness said tremors were not felt in the capital Guatemala City.
The quake comes only two weeks after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, leaving dozens dead, injured, or missing.
The epicentre of today’s quake was near the Pacific Coast less than 12 miles (18.7 km) from Escuintla, an area at the Fuego volcano's base that suffered the most deaths and injuries from eruptions of gas and ash that began two weeks ago.
At least 110 people died and 197 people are still missing following the volcanic eruption in May.
Some survivors of the volcano lost all members of their family in the lava, ash and gas.
Three days of national mourning were held after the eruption.

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