Strong M6.9 earthquake hits Guatemala at border with Mexico (video and pictures)

Strange Sounds – June 14, 2017

A strong M6.9 earthquake hit near the city of San Marcos in Guatemala, near the border with Mexico.

Several people have been injured, buidings have collapsed and power has been caught off.

The earthquake struck at 1:29 a.m. local time on June 14, 2017 near the Tajumulco Volcano, about 13.2 kilometers (8.2 miles) northwest of San Marcos in Guatemala, or 37 kilometers (23 miles) northeast of Tapachula in Mexico.

USGS put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 6.9, while seismologists in Mexico and Guatemala put the magnitude at 7.0 and 6.6, respectively.

The strong quake struck at a depth of roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles).