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A 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Moments ago the the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a strong 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean, 98 km southwest of La Gomera, Guatemala at a shallow depth of 10km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

The earthquake was most likely felt by a lot of people that were close to the epicenter, but no significant damage is expected. Towns or cities that might have felt the earthquake include Nueva Concepcion (pop. 11,100) located 92 km from the epicenter, La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 98 km away, Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 98 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 120 km away, Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop. 62,100) 121 km away, and Mazatenango (pop. 44,100) 121 km away.

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