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MEXICO CITY, MAY 18 (WAM) 2023 The Central American nation of Guatemala and certain areas of Southern Mexico were shaken on Wednesday by a significant earthquake, but the damage appears to have been avoided due to the earthquake’s deep hypocentre, which was more than 150 miles beneath the earth’s surface, according to Reuters.
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake, which hit at a depth of 252 kilometers (156.6 miles), had its epicenter around 2 kilometers southeast of the Guatemalan municipality of Canilla, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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A strong earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, shaking the Central American nation and parts of Southern Mexico, though the quake’s deep hypocenter of more than 150 miles underneath the earth’s surface seems to have averted damage.
Also, Guatemala’s natural disaster agency said there were no immediate reports of damage. In contrast, the civil protection authorities of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas said there were no injuries or damage to property.
Besides, following Neighboring El Salvador on Twitter, there was no tsunami risk from the quake.
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Strong earthquakes with wide-ranging effects have been taking place in Mexico for many decades.
Within a few hundred kilometer radii, earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 8.0 can create havoc and destroy many homes.
To let you know, earthquakes happen pretty infrequently in Mexico when compared to the size of the nation.
According to studies, more than 11,300 individuals have perished as a direct result of earthquakes since 1950 in this country.
Volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and other natural disasters also occur in Mexico at greater frequency compared to other countries.
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