5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reported

5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reportedA 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people. Strong shaking was felt but “all is calm,” Guatemala’s disaster agency said in a statement. A Reuters witness said tremors were not felt in the capital Guatemala City.


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For relatives of Guatemala volcano victims, an agonizing wait

For relatives of Guatemala volcano victims, an agonizing waitAt an improvised morgue in the Guatemalan town of Escuintla, dozens of people stand around in an anguished daze, clutching photos of their loved ones, hoping to recover their bodies for burial. This small town, some 35 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of Guatemala City, was nearly wiped off the map last Sunday by the violent eruption of the Fuego volcano and the crushing avalanches of earth, ash and glowing lava that followed. “They are not animals, they are people,” said Boris Rodriguez, 24, who managed to recover a dozen corpses shortly after an avalanche devastated the village of San Miguel Los Lotes.


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A Volcano Eruption Killed More Than 100 People In Guatemala. Officials Admit The Warnings Came Too Late.

  1. A Volcano Eruption Killed More Than 100 People In Guatemala. Officials Admit The Warnings Came Too Late.  BuzzFeed News
  2. Search Has Been Suspended After Guatemala Volcano Eruption, 109 Deaths Confirmed  TIME
  3. The Guatemala Volcano Eruption: Before and After a Deadly Pyroclastic Flow  New York Times
  4. The Latest: Guatemala says 109 confirmed dead from volcano  Washington Post
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