Strong But Deep Quake Hits Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Seismologists are reporting a strong but
deeply centered earthquake in Guatemala.

Local radio stations say there are no reports of damages or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 6.1
and was centered 25 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Quetzaltenango, the country's second-largest city.

The epicenter is 40 miles (70 kilometers) from the capital, where the quake was not felt strongly.

The Survey says it hit at 11:21 a.m. (1621 GMT). It struck at a depth of 65 miles (100 kilometers).

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