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Earthquake Strikes Guatemala

7.4 tremor won't threaten tsunami

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that a tsunami is unlikely in the aftermath of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Guatemala on Wednesday, causing tremors as far away as Mexico City. Guatemalan authorities said they had received preliminary reports of one death, while a local radio station in the town of San Marcos reported that eight people were in the hospital after a local school collapsed. While no significant damage was reported in the Mexican capital, its mayor, Marcelo Ebard, said on Twitter that there were evacuations in different parts of the city.

Via Boston Globe

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