#EarthquakeGuatemala July 7 2014

Today’s earthquake in Guatemala was epientered near the Mexico border city of Tapachula and felt from Mexico City to El Salvador. At #Atitlan, the earthquake, “Sounded like a freight train rolling down Volcan San Pedro and headed straight for my house,” said one retiree living in San Pedro la Laguna. “It was like it everything was in slow motion, then it hit by house. When the house started shaking, I rand for the door.”

Residents of San Marcos la Laguna reported things falling off shelves and other damage. More severe damage and deaths occurred closer to the border, especially in San Marcos, Huehuetengano, which was hit by a 7.5 earthquakes in 2012.

Boulders and landslides are being cleared from the roads, but shuttles are still running between San Pedro and Antigua. For more news, see Lake Atitlan News.

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