A Strong Earthquake Hit Guatemala

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A strong 6.1 earthquake hit the coastal area of Santa Rosa department in Guatemala Friday night minutes before midnight. Reports of damages and injuries are not in yet.


A 6.1 Earthquake just shook the Santa Rosa Department in Guatemala. The capital city in this department is Cuilapa.

The earthquake was recorded at 11.52 pm PST with a depth of 118,9 km

Cuilapa, also known as Santa Rosa Cuilapa, is a town, with a population of 41,359, in Guatemala. It serves as the capital of the department of Santa Rosa and as the administrative seat for the surrounding municipality of Cuilapa. Cuilapa marks the geographic center of the Americas.

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred 7 km NW of Taxisco, Guatemala.

Taxisco is a town and municipality in Guatemala’s Santa Rosa department. It’s located near the Pacific Ocean and has a surface area of 181.9 square miles. 

It’s not clear if this quake’s location is strong enough to have caused major damages or injuries.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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