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Thursday, November 8, 2012

7.4 Earthquake in Guatemala claims 48, dozens missing + another 6.2 quake in B.C.

Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people and left dozens more missing.
Crews worked through the night in San Marcos, searching rubble for survivors and more dead following the magnitude 7.4 quake that struck Wednesday near Guatemala's border with Mexico.

In the town of San Cristobal Cochu, firefighters picked at a collapsed house trying to dig out 10 members of one family, including a 4-year-old child, who were buried, fire department spokesman Ovidio Perez told the radio station Emisoras Unidas.
Continue Reading: Earthquake in Guatemala claims 48, dozens missing - World - CBC News
The 6.2-magnitude tremor was recorded at 7:29 p.m. PT Monday at a depth of about 10 kilometres and was centred about 260 kilometres southwest of Prince Rupert, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
There were no reports of injury or damage.
Haida GwaiiIt is very close to the same area of Saturday's 7.7 magnitude quake.
The U.S. National Weather Service said the latest quake was not expected to generate a tsunami.
The tremor came as questions are being raised about the B.C. government's response to the weekend earthquake off the northwest coast, after officials took more than half an hour to issue a tsunami warning.

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