An earthquake has struck Guatemala, southeast of Guatemala City. The preliminary magnitude was 5.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:
September 19, 2011 at 18:34:00 UTC
September 19, 2011 at 12:34:00 PM at epicenter
Location: 14.332 N, 90.142 W
Depth: 39.4 km (24.5 miles)
Distances from epicenter:
53 km (32 miles) SE of GUATEMALA, Guatemala
69 km (42 miles) E of Escuintla, Guatemala
74 km (45 miles) WNW of Santa Ana, El Salvador
1114 km (692 miles) ESE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
This article will be updated if the event proves significant.
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