Moderate quake rocks Guatemala, Salvador

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has hit Guatemala’s Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage.

The agency said the quake was centred 97 kilometres south-east of Guatemala City.

“We felt a tremor that was a bit strong. We are monitoring the area but there is no damage here,” said Luis Medina from the Guatemalan tourist office in Puerto Quetzal, on the south coast.

“It was a light movement that lasted for a few seconds.”

The tremor was also felt in neighbouring El Salvador where windows on buildings shook but no major damage was reported.

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