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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes very near Guatemala City

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posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 09:45 PM
(Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Guatemala close to the capital city on Monday, though emergency services said there were no initial reports of damage or injuries. 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.

Magnitude 6.2

Location 14.599°N, 90.428°W
Depth 200.5 km (124.6 miles)
Distances 6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala
7 km (4 miles) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala
10 km (6 miles) ESE of Guatemala City, Guatemala
10 km (6 miles) SW of Palencia, Guatemala
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 19.7 km (12.2 miles); depth +/- 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 85, Nph= 91, Dmin=346.2 km, Rmss=1.19 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Dang earthquakes. We should just "nuke 'em

Actually that's the beer typing..
edit on 25-3-2013 by canucks555 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 11:43 PM
Another one that won't hit the Main Stream News - it's ok for their buildings and cities to collapse just as long as their Banks don't!

Yes, we know that earthquakes are happening all the time - but the uptick in stronger quakes is being kept dumbed down like everything else they don't want you to know about. Why don't they cover the sink holes and the impact they're having on peoples lives.

Just a little rant from me. S&F
edit on 25-3-2013 by quedup because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 11:48 PM
Conspiracies aside, I just hope everyone is okay..

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