May 23, 2022

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6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala’s Nua Concept

(CNN Spanish) – Guatemala’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said landslides had occurred in at least nine places in the country and cracks or structural collapses in five places following a strong earthquake this morning.

Conred said there was no electricity in San Pedro la Laguna, Santa Lucia Utatlán, San Marcos la Laguna, San Pablo la Laguna, San Juan la Laguna, Santa Clara la Laguna and Solola.

So far, authorities have not reported any injuries or deaths from the damage.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Guatemala at 1:12 a.m. local time (2:12 am ET) this morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS, summary). .

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, at a depth of 83.6 km.

The National Seismological Service of Mexico He added that the movement was located 114 kilometers southeast of Chiapat’s Ciudad Hidalgo.

With information from Gerardo Lemos

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