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Quake kills two, 32 injured in Guatemala

Jul 08, 2014    

Guatemala City, July 8 (IANS) A powerful quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Guatemala Monday, leaving at least two people, including an infant, killed and 32 injured, President Otto Perez Molina confirmed.According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 6.9- magnitude quake hit near the border between Guatemala and Mexico, two kilometre northeast of Puerto Madero, Mexico, 22 km southwest of Tapachula, Mexico, and 204 km west of Guatemala City.The early-morning quake, which could be felt as far away as Mexico City, hit the Guatemalan region of San Marcos the hardest, killing an elder...

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