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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shakes Guatemala and raises alarm, but no fatalities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the open Richter scale shook Guatemala early Wednesday morning, terrifying the population. Still, only some property damage has been reported so far, but no casualties.

According to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (Insivumeh), the quake occurred at 01:12 local time (07:12 GMT) and was felt throughout Guatemalan territory.

The epicenter was registered on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and alerted the population. Relief forces, including the Guatemalan Red Cross (CRG) and volunteer and municipal firefighters, monitor the damage.

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