LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A small earthquake struck Hawaii today, centered south of Hilo. But earlier on Monday, a stronger quake struck the country of Guatemala, centered west of Guatemala City. No reports of injuries have been given from either quake.
First, the country of Guatemala experienced a strong earthquake on Monday. The Guatemala terremoto, however, was of significant depth, USGS reports to news. A 4.5 magnitude temblor struck Monday morning.
The Guatemala temblor was centered closest to San Marcos. The terremoto was sixteen miles north of Retalhuleu and the same distance west of Quezaltenango. The quake, striking sixty miles below the earth’s surface, could be felt in Guatemala City, roughly eighty-two miles west.
Second, Hawaii residents today had a lighter earthquake strike near Hilo, local news reports. A 2.9 earthquake began Monday shortly before 6 am local time. USGS reports to news the Hawaii quake was centered thirteen miles from Naalehu and sixteen miles west of Pahala.
The Hawaii earthquake today was of nominal depth, striking only four miles below the earth’s surface. It was centered roughly fifty miles south west of Hilo. The quake was centered in the Kau Forest Reserve, west of the South Kona Forest Reserve. It struck south east of Keokea and north of Ocean View and Naalehu.