Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Guatemala earthquake 2013 shakes Mexico and El Salvador, 1 killed


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Update
One woman from Coatepeque area has been reported dead. She suffered heart attack due to the earthquake.

M 6.5 very strong earthquake shakes Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Guatemala earthquake 2013 epicenter was located  just outside Pajapita in Guatemala, about 9 miles from the border with Mexico. It was 42 miles deep.

 At least 20 people have been injured in San Marcos.

Dozens of houses have been collapsed in San Miguel Sigüila, San Sebastián Lemoa and Patzicia including roof of Rafael Landívar University.

Guatemala earthquake 2013 occurred at or near the interface between the Cocos and North America plates, USGS said.

Today's temblor is one of the strongest since a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Guatemala last November killed 42 people.

00:13 UTC (local time 2013-09-06 18:13 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
VII (very strong): Ciudad Tecun Uman
VI (strong): La Libertad, Ocos, Suchiate, Mazatan and Pajapita
V (moderate): Quetzaltenango
IV (light): Guatemala City and Tuxtla Gutierrez
II-III (weak): Santa Tecla and San Salvador

Epicenter Location
6 km SW of Pajapita, Guatemala
8 km E of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
20 km NE of Suchiate, Mexico
22 km W of Coatepeque, Guatemala
168 km W of Guatemala City, Guatemala

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 7, 2013

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