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2 dead in magnitude 6.9 quake near Tajumulco, Guatemala

2 dead in magnitude 6.9 quake near Tajumulco, Guatemala

An natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.9 has struck Guatemala, close to the country's border with Mexico.

The dead included two women in the city of San Marcos, one of a heart attack and the other from a wall falling on her, as well as a homeless man in the town of San Sebastian Retalhueleu who was struck by a piece falling from a church as he passed. Damage is more likely with quakes at magnitudes of 4.0 and greater.

Authorities reported moderate damage to homes, power cuts in some departments, and some landslides that blocked highways.

"We greatly mourn the loss of lives", President Jimmy Morales said.

The 6.9 magnitude quake damaged buildings in the neighboring southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities there said, but there were no immediate reports of deaths in either country. Most residents are small-scale farmers or run small businesses.

Schools in the affected region have been closed for the day while building inspections are carried out.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on available data there was no tsunami threat from the quake.

14 de junio de 2017, 17:03Guatemala, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) A quake of 6.6 degrees in the open Richter scale, occurred this early morning between Guatemala and Mexico, in the bordering corridor of Tecun Uman, west of Guatemala, forced the authorities to close the corridor immediately this Wednesday.

Guatemala is in a risk zone for tremors, located where the Caribbean Cocos tectonic plates converge with North America's tectonic plates.


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