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The earthquake, which struck at 1:29 a.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered near the Tajumulco Volcano, about 13.2 kilometers (8.2 miles) northwest of San Marcos in Guatemala, or 37 kilometers (23 miles) northeast of Tapachula in Mexico.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 6.9, while seismologists in Mexico and Guatemala put the magnitude at 7.0 and 6.6, respectively. They said it struck at a depth of roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles), making it a relatively deep earthquake.
Residents said the earthquake was felt across the region and woke up many people, but there was no immediate word on the extent of damage and casualties. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami along the coast.
Photos showed some damage in both Guatemala and Mexico, and a local reporter in Guatemala …
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