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02 févr. 2020 | 04h04 UTC

Guatemala: 5.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off southwestern coast February 1

Guatemala Alerte de sécurité

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the southwestern coast on February 1; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/2/2020, 12h00 until 2/2/2020, 11h59 (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala

Event

The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.6-magnitude earthquake approximately 104 km (65 mi) southwest of Ocos at around 21:32 (local time) on Saturday, February 1. According to initial reports, the quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). No tsunami warning was immediately issued. 

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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