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6.5 Earthquake Hits Guatemala: Damage Reported

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake today hit just four miles away of Pajapita, Guatemala, and just five miles from Ciudad Tecun Uman.

The quake was on the Pacific side of the country right near the border with Mexico. There was strong shaking along the coast for hundreds of miles in both directions from the quake, according to the United States Geological Service.

The quake hit at 12:30 a.m. UTC, or 6:30 p.m. local time, and could have caused major damage from happening so close to the cities.

The quake was felt strongly in the capital, Guatemala City, but authorities have not reported any immediate damages.

Panic was caused by the quake in some areas, including in Guatemala City, reported Guatemalan news agency.  It is not immediately clear how much damage has been accused and if the quake killed or injured anybody. Authorities are trying to determine the impact.

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