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Earthquake strikes near Belize-Guatemala border #436325
04/23/12 06:36 AM
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A magnitude five-point-one on the Richter scale earthquake struck near the Belize-Guatemala border on Sunday evening. According to the United States geological service, the epicenter of the quake, which struck at 6:20 pm Sunday, Belize Time, was at a depth of thirty five and a half miles underground. Reports from around the region say that the quake was felt as far north as Chetumal, Mexico, and as far south as San Salvador, El Salvador. So far, there have been no reports of injuries from Sunday evening’s earthquake.

Earthquake in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

An earthquake shook Puerto Barrios, Guatemala in close proximity of southern communities, on Sunday evening at about six-twenty. The United States Geological Service reports that it was five point one in magnitude and that its depth was thirty-five point five miles. The epicenter was located at approximately thirty-nine miles, west North West of Puerto Barrios, and one hundred and twenty-nine miles north east of Guatemala City. No damages were reported but there are reports that the tremors were felt far and wide. Residents in Punta Gorda, Benque Viejo and Belize City as well as in Chetumal say they felt the quake.

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Re: Earthquake strikes near Belize-Guatemala border [Re: Marty] #436327
04/23/12 06:40 AM
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Re: Earthquake strikes near Belize-Guatemala border [Re: Marty] #436362
04/23/12 10:57 AM
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from a friend....

the earthquake you felt was at El Estor, Guatemala. About 75 miles North of Lago Izabala going north toward Flores. Probably at the longitude of the hot springs at Lake Izabel, but 75 mile up in the hills. It was slightly more than a Richter 5.1 It would have been about a 100 miles West of Jalacte, Toledo.

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El Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos reporta que el sismo de las 18.20 horas fue de 5.1 grados Richter, con epicentro a a 72 km al oeste noroeste de Puerto Barrios, Izabal, en Punta Gorda, Belice. Esta información es preliminar y no oficial.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake of 1820 hours was 5.1 on the Richter scale, centered aa 72 km west of Puerto Barrios, Izabal, in Punta Gorda, Belize. This information is preliminary and unofficial.

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