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Apr 23, 2012

Earthquake in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

An earthquake shook Puerto Barrios, Guatemala in close proximity of southern communities, on Sunday evening at about six-twenty. The United States Geological Service reports that it was five point one in magnitude and that its depth was thirty-five point five miles. The epicenter was located at approximately thirty-nine miles, west North West of Puerto Barrios, and one hundred and twenty-nine miles north east of Guatemala City. No damages were reported but there are reports that the tremors were felt far and wide. Residents in Punta Gorda, Benque Viejo and Belize City as well as in Chetumal say they felt the quake.

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