Earthquake Hits Guatemala

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.

Live Science Staff
For the science geek in everyone, Live Science offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. We aim to empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.