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Jul 7, 2014 11:42 AM by Stephen Bowers

2 Killed After Powerful Earthquake Slams Mexico & Guatemala

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico's Pacific Coast near the border of Guatemala. 

The quake struck just before 6:30 Monday morning local time and was centered just 1 mile from Puerto Madero, Mexico or 127 miles west of Guatemala City and was about 37 miles deep.

According to the science website, two people are reported to have been killed in San Marcos, Guatemala.

The is historically active with earthquakes. According to the USGS, 12 earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have occurred since 1902 within 120 miles from the center of Monday morning's earthquake. 

Earlier reports indicated the earthquake was a magnitude 7.1. Adjustments are often made as scientific analysis of the earthquake takes place.

While thrust earthquakes capable of generating tsunamis can occur in this area of the world, no Tsunami Warning was issued by the Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.


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