Image Source: CBC)

 

 

BY LORA VLAEVA
ANCHOR BRICE SANDER

 

 

An earthquake of a magnitude of 7.4 hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala Wednesday. Early reports say 39 have been found dead and around 100 more are missing. CBS has this report:

 

“The quake shook buildings in Guatemala City and was strong enough to send people running into the streets as far away as Mexico City.”  

 

The earthquake epicenter was 15 miles off the coast of Guatemala. It is the largest quake in the area since 1976, where 23,000 people were killed.

 

Wednesday’s event destroyed schools and other buildings. It cut off highways on the country’s Western coast. The most damaged state is San Marcos, where at least 30 houses have collapsed.

 

The extent of the damage are still unknown. Al Jazeera’s local correspondent David Mercer reports:

 

“Many of the roads were damaged and both electricity and also the telephone lines were cut off, so it would be very difficult to have any sort of communication with that area.”

 

Although neighboring country Nicaragua’s disaster management issued a tsunami alert and El Salvador evacuated some coastal cities, no monster waves have been reported.

 

It will take at least 24 hours to bring the traffic back to the normal in Western Guatemala. Soldiers have been deployed to help with disaster relief in the area.

Earthquake In Guatemala Kills 39 People

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Nov 7, 2012

Earthquake In Guatemala Kills 39 People

Image Source: CBC)

 

 

BY LORA VLAEVA
ANCHOR BRICE SANDER

 

 

An earthquake of a magnitude of 7.4 hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala Wednesday. Early reports say 39 have been found dead and around 100 more are missing. CBS has this report:

 

“The quake shook buildings in Guatemala City and was strong enough to send people running into the streets as far away as Mexico City.”  

 

The earthquake epicenter was 15 miles off the coast of Guatemala. It is the largest quake in the area since 1976, where 23,000 people were killed.

 

Wednesday’s event destroyed schools and other buildings. It cut off highways on the country’s Western coast. The most damaged state is San Marcos, where at least 30 houses have collapsed.

 

The extent of the damage are still unknown. Al Jazeera’s local correspondent David Mercer reports:

 

“Many of the roads were damaged and both electricity and also the telephone lines were cut off, so it would be very difficult to have any sort of communication with that area.”

 

Although neighboring country Nicaragua’s disaster management issued a tsunami alert and El Salvador evacuated some coastal cities, no monster waves have been reported.

 

It will take at least 24 hours to bring the traffic back to the normal in Western Guatemala. Soldiers have been deployed to help with disaster relief in the area.

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