6.0 Quake Shakes Guatemala, but No Damage

Quake also hit El Salvador
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 18, 2010 11:14 AM CST
A shanty town in Guatemala City, after a 2007 earthquake.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A strong earthquake has rocked Guatemala and parts of El Salvador, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in either country. The US Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0, and hit this morning about 60 miles southwest of Guatemala City, where it was felt by many residents. There were reports of shaking in the Guatemalan countryside and in El Salvador, as well.

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