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  • The struck 38 kilometers (24 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose at a depth of 46.8 kilometers.

    The struck 38 kilometers (24 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose at a depth of 46.8 kilometers. | Photo: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake registered at 6.8 magnitude.

A major earthquake struck Central America off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, shaking buildings and downing trees in the country and also causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador.

There were no immediate reports of casualties for the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said registered 6.8 magnitude and struck 38 kilometers (24 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose at a depth of 46.8 kilometers.

The tremors comes just over a week after a major earthquake has hit near the Mexico-Guatemala border. A strong 6.9-magnitude tremor struck 8 kilometers southwest of Tajumulco, Guatemala, a small town near the Mexico-Guatemala border.


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