Sunday, November 11, 2012

M6.5 Aftershock Hits Guatemala

The strongest aftershock recorded so far to the recent M7.4 quake in Guatemala took place at 4:15 PM local time on Sunday, November 11, 2012.  The quake's epicenter was located 30 km (19 miles) WSW of Champerico.  The depth of the hypocenter was 27 km so shaking was fairly strong and was felt in Guatemala City.

The number of deaths attributed to Wednesday's M7.4 quake now stands at 52.  Wednesday's quake was the strongest in Guatemala in 36 years.  It was followed by more than 70 aftershocks.