LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Strong Guatemala earthquakes today have been felt across the region. The last terremoto today Thursday November 17, 2011 rocked nearby Mexico. The temblors began Wednesday evening. No reports of injuries have been detailed by local news.
Moments ago, at 7:30 am local time, a 5.1 magnitude terremoto struck Guatemala. USGS reports to news that the quake had a significant depth, however, striking sixty miles below the earth’s surface. The quake was centered west of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. It was felt however roughly twenty miles east in Chiapas, Mexico. The quake was roughly six hundred miles from Mexico City.
The quake was southeast of Tapachula, east of Puerto Madero. It struck west of Nahuala and Santa Cruz del Quiche.
Third minutes earlier, another quake, registering 5.0 magnitude struck the country as well. The quake, however, registered a shallower depth.
In related news, a strong 5.7 magnitude quake struck last night in Ecuador. The quake registered a marginal depth of eighteen miles below the earth’s surface. Local news puts the quake west of Manta, roughly ninety miles west of Portoviejo. No reports of injuries have been detailed by national news.