A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday morning, shaking the capital as well as buildings in places as far away as Mexico City (about 758 miles away) and El Salvador (about 310 miles away). The quake, about 20 miles deep, was centered off the town of Champerico. At least one photo shows structural damage in the town of San Marcos, and initial reports say there have been some injuries and possibly one fatality.
Update: At least eight people have died in the earthquake, the strongest to hit Guatemala since a 7.5 magnitude quake in 1976 that claimed more than 20,000 lives.
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