Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks area near Mexico-Guatemala border


TAPACHULA, Mexico — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 rocked an area near the border of Mexico and Guatemala early Sunday, officials said.

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.4 earthquake had a depth of 47 miles, The Associated Press reported.

The temblor struck just before 6 a.m. local time near the Mexican border town of Suchiate, according to the news organization. The Suchiate River divides Mexico and Guatemala.

The Mexican National Civil Protection System said in a statement that it was monitoring the situation and that there have not been reports of major damage, Reuters reported.

In Guatemala, early reports of structural damage were concentrated in Quetzaltenango and San Marcos, towns communities close to the Mexico border, according to USA Today. Guatemala’s disaster agency, Conred, posted photos on X, formerly known as Twitter, of a small landslide blocking a road.

Several residences also suffered slight structural cracks caused by the earthquake, the newspaper reported.

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