Strong earthquake felt in Guatemala; no damage

  • Mon Jan 18th, 2010 9:20am
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Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY — A strong earthquake has rocked Guatemala and parts of El Salvador, but no there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in either country.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0.

The USGS says it 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.

Civil protection officials in the two countries said that so far there were no reports of injuries or damage, but authorities were still checking.