Earthquakes Kill 1, Shake Buildings in Guatemala

Two quakes hit in half an hour
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2011 3:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two earthquakes rattled buildings and killed one person in a landslide in southern Guatemala today, the Buenos Aires Herald reports. An initial 4.8 quake struck the sugar cane-growing area near Santa Rosa, followed by a 5.8 temblor about a half-hour later. "There is one dead in Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, due to a landslide caused by the quake. Another house in Santa Rosa collapsed as well," a volunteer fireman said. The quakes also rattled buildings in Guatemala City, 33 miles away. (Read more Guatemala stories.)

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