Sunday, May 3, 2009

Two More Tremors hit San Marcos

A magnitude 6.1 quake occurred near Guatemala City this morning, as reported in the Maya Paradise bulletin board. One poorly constructed home collapsed in Retalhuleu but no serious damage has been reported. Contacts in the city report cracked stairways and some leaking plumbing. This 6.1 rates as the strongest quake of 2009, thus far.

Two more tremors occurred this afternoon in San Marcos, between 6:45 and 6:58 PM causing fear due to the anxiety from the first quake that occurred this morning.

Data on the last two quakes has not yet appeared on USGS reports which implies they were less than mag 2.5. There is no report from INSIVUMEH yet.

More info will appear as it becomes available.

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