5.2-degree earthquake hits Guatemala
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    MEXICO CITY, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A 5.2 Richter scale earthquake hit Sunday a large part of Guatemala, mainly the west region, causing no casualties or damage.

    The earthquake took place at 8:25 local time (1425 GMT) and its epicenter was in the southwest of Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology said.

    According to information reaching here from Guatemala City, the earthquake felt stronger in Quetzaltenango, San Marcos, Solola, Totonicapan, Mazatenango and Retalhuleu.

    The Civil Protection authorities said the earthquake did not cause casualties or damage.

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