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Latino Daily News

Monday September 19, 2011

JUST IN: Guatemala Hit by 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake, Followed by 5.8 After Shock

JUST IN: Guatemala Hit by 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake, Followed by 5.8 After Shock

Photo: 5.8 Earthquake Hits Guatemala

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A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit close to Guatemala City, Guatemala a couple of hours ago.  The epicenter was 25 miles southeast of the capital city and 685 miles south east of Mexico City, Mexico.

The noon earthquake was quickly followed by another quake at 12:34 p.m. registering 5.8 in magnitude.  The earthquake appeared to be centered on land versus in the earth’s depths. 

A spokesperson for President Alvaro Colom reported “There are people buried in rubble.  Firefighters are on the scene in the department of Santa Rosa.  We have one confirmed dead.”

The story is developing.

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