Monday, March 25, 2013 8:48 pm
Magnitude-6.2 quake hits near Guatemala City
The Associated Press
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was located 4 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of San Jose Pinula and had a depth of 200 kilometers (124 miles).
"So far we have received no reports of damage and we're monitoring nationwide," said Mario Cruz, a spokesman for firefighters.
The quake was only 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Guatemala's capital, but was barely felt, perhaps because of its depth.
In November 2012, a magnitude-7.4 earthquake left 42 people dead in Guatemala. The quake, which was just 32 kilometers (20 mile) deep, was centered off the coastal town of Champerico. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a 1976 temblor that killed 23,000.