7.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Guatemala cost felt on Wednesday it shook buildings in Guatemala City and San Salvador and was felt as far away as Mexico City. There are not immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off the Central American nation’s Pacific coastline, 28 miles southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, near the border with Mexico.
The epicenter was 25 miles (33 km) below the surface. A Reuter’s witness in Guatemala City said people were evacuating homes in parts of the capital, and firefighters and rescue workers were on alert. Office workers were also evacuating buildings in Mexico City.