Strong quake strikes near Guatemala City -USGS


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


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