WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 quake struck very near Guatemala City on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey said.
The epicenter of the earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.8, was only 6 miles (9.5 km) southeast of the Guatemalan capital but it was at a depth of 91.3 miles (147 km), lessening its effect.
A magnitude 6.2 quake is capable of causing severe damage.
(Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Jim Loney)
Published Date: Mar 26, 2013 06:00 am | Updated Date: Mar 26, 2013 06:00 am