Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The epicenter of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.8, was only 6 miles southeast of Guatemala City but it was at a depth of 124.6 miles, lessening its effect.
David de Leon, a spokesman for Guatemala's emergency agency, CONRED, said he had no reports of damage or victims.
A magnitude 6.2 quake is capable of causing severe damage.
Last November, more than 50 people were killed in a 7.5 magnitude quake in Guatemala in San Marcos state, a mountainous region near the Mexican border.
In 1976, a magnitude 7.5 quake centered about 99 miles northeast of Guatemala City killed some 23,000 people. - Reuters, Guatemala Quake
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