6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Mexico-Guatemala Border

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Safety alert! A 6.5 magnitude was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the earthquake was located four miles from Pajapita, Guatemala. Currently, media reports in the area has not reported injuries or damages since the quake hit. A member of the U.S. Geological Survey, Dale Grant states the potential for injuries and damages is relatively low. The areas affected by the quake do not have the high-rises typically associated with higher chances of injuries and damages.

Aftershocks are expected after the quake and at times the secondary shockwaves can almost feel as strongly as the original quake. Report any fires and stay away from cabinets and other items that may tip towards you to create injury. If you live within a coastal area, keep aware of seismic seas waves, and stay away from the beach altogether. It is best to avoid travel and stay home until authorities have cleared travel safety. A 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake hit the Mexico-Guatemala border within the hour. Stay safe.

Angelina Bouc

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