Natural Disasters

7.5 Quake Rattles Guatemala

Felt as far away as Mexico City


A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, shaking buildings in Guatemala City and San Salvador, and was felt as far away as Mexico City, witnesses told Reuters.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.5 quake struck 28 miles southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, near the border with Mexico. The epicenter was 25 miles below the surface.