• Reuters


A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook southern Guatemala on Monday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, though there were no immediate reports of damage.

The USGS said that the epicenter was near the country’s Pacific coast, less than a mile (1 km) from the municipality of Masagua near Guatemala’s southern coast and 37 miles (59 km) southwest of Guatemala’s capital. It was fairly deep, 67.5 miles (109 km) below the surface.

Guatemala’s fire brigade said it had received no reports of damage.

The quake was felt as far away as the capital of neighboring El Salvador, a Reuters witness said.

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