5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Guatemala

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Central American nation of Guatemala has been struck by an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was registered at a depth of 39 kilometers and was centered some 50 kilometers south of the capital, Guatemala City.

Early reports say the quake, which struck at mid-day local time , caused buildings in the densely populated city to shake.

So far, there are no reports of injuries or serious damage.