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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake reported near Guatemala

Published November 7, 2012 10:06 am

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GUATEMALA CITY • The U.S. Geological Survey says that a strong earthquake has hit off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, rocking the capital and shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City and El Salvador.

The magnitude-7.5 quake, about 20 miles deep, was centered off the town of Champerico.