Guatemala hit by 6.2-magnitude earthquake

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AFP) — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck western Guatemala early Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The epicenter of the quake, which had a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was just under 100 kilometers southwest of the capital, Guatemala City.

The Central American country is in a risk zone for earthquakes, located at a meeting point of three tectonic plates.

© Agence France-Presse

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