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September 19, 1991 | Reuters
A strong earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, injuring scores of others and causing extensive damage, authorities said. The quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, struck at 3:48 a.m. and was centered in a rural area 60 miles southwest of Guatemala City, the National Seismological Institute said. In San Miguel de Pochuta, 40 miles west of the capital, 85% of the town's small adobe houses collapsed, killing at least five people and injuring 60, government reports said.
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November 7, 2012 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - A deadly earthquake rattled Guatemala on Wednesday, knocking out electricity, destroying dozens of buildings, and killing at least 39 people, with many more missing or buried, President Otto Perez Molina said. The quake, which officials called the most powerful temblor to hit the Central American country in 36 years, occurred at 10:35 a.m. along the northern part of Guatemala's Pacific coast. The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as magnitude 7.4, while Guatemala's National Seismological Institute ranked it as magnitude 7.2. Guatemalan officials initially confirmed three deaths in San Marcos, a city in the country's western interior, but continued revising the number upward as the day went on. "We must regret the deaths of 39 people," Perez told journalists during an afternoon tour of some of the worst-hit areas, according to the newspaper El Nuevo Siglo.
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November 7, 2012 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - A deadly earthquake rattled Guatemala on Wednesday, knocking out electricity, destroying dozens of buildings, and killing at least 39 people, with many more missing or buried, President Otto Perez Molina said. The quake, which officials called the most powerful temblor to hit the Central American country in 36 years, occurred at 10:35 a.m. along the northern part of Guatemala's Pacific coast. The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as magnitude 7.4, while Guatemala's National Seismological Institute ranked it as magnitude 7.2. Guatemalan officials initially confirmed three deaths in San Marcos, a city in the country's western interior, but continued revising the number upward as the day went on. "We must regret the deaths of 39 people," Perez told journalists during an afternoon tour of some of the worst-hit areas, according to the newspaper El Nuevo Siglo.
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September 19, 1991 | Reuters
A strong earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, injuring scores of others and causing extensive damage, authorities said. The quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, struck at 3:48 a.m. and was centered in a rural area 60 miles southwest of Guatemala City, the National Seismological Institute said. In San Miguel de Pochuta, 40 miles west of the capital, 85% of the town's small adobe houses collapsed, killing at least five people and injuring 60, government reports said.
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