Major Earthquake Hits Guatemala

Guatemala intersects near two tectonic plates. (Google Image)

June 14, 2017

OAN Newsroom

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Guatemala rocked part of the country on Wednesday.

The earthquake shook the city of Tajumulco, which is near Mexico’s border.

The country is prone to earthquakes due to its placement between two tectonic plates.

Weather experts warn this may not be over because there could be aftershocks.

Reports say at least one person was hurtm but there were no fatalities.

 

  • andrew moore

    The destruction was wide spread, there is an absence of fresh drinking water, a shortage of food, and several buildings are barely standing…..The sad thing is nobody in Guatemala sees any difference today than any other day.

  • AtomicFury

    Meteorologists are forecasting earthquakes now? When did I miss the train?

    • andrew moore

      climate scientists have said that rain lubricates the plates like man grease in a gay San Francisco bar and vibrates the earths crust causing the movement…..It’s always global warming’s fault….

      • tedlv

        Gore invented global warming. He’s responsible!

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          Gore is an (_*_)!

        • I thought he just invented the internet.

          • FreedomFighter

            He probably thinks he did too!!

  • tedlv

    “Weather experts”? It’s an underground fault, not a cloud!

    • Tango Uniform

      According to climatologists, everything is caused by global warming

      • FreedomFighter

        Except when someone gets shot – then it’s the guns fault.

        • andrew moore

          Dois dat meen dat mi keybord bee responcible for all mi mispelled words?

          • FreedomFighter

            To a libtard, yes it do.

        • andrew moore

          fork manufacturers should be sued all over the world for being responsible for obesity.

          • tedlv

            What? The fork?

          • FreedomFighter

            You got it!!!! And spoons cause diabetes.

    • AtomicFury

      You could say it’s Guatemala’s fault…

      • tedlv

        Only if you have a warped sense of humor.

        Like I do! ^^^^^ Lol!

        • AtomicFury

          This one certainly wasn’t San Andrea’s fault…

          And if ever a store has a board more warped than I on it’s shelf, I want to own it.

          • tedlv

            We could be close. Ask my daughter.

  • CASSY IS SASSY

    Only 1 person hurt….Not bad considering.

    • FreedomFighter

      No kidding. Usually in those third world countries there is lots of deaths during disasters.

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        You’ve got that right….Most of their homes are made out of Mud & Straw/Adobe.
        I survived the 1989 Loma Prieta California Earthquake…PHEW!!!! : O
        It was a 7.1 and it lasted 15 seconds, 63 people died almost 4,000 people were injured.
        I was one of the lucky ones. That was the longest 15 seconds of my life!
        Whoops…sorry, I’m rambling.

        • andrew moore

          I was out there during the Landers quake. 5.2. Luckily I am now back in Texas where I belong and we can see the destruction coming long before it gets here.

          • CASSY IS SASSY

            I was there in “92” I lived in Northern California Santa Cruz .
            Didn’t feel the Landers Quake, heard about it…It was pretty nasty!!
            To this day I still get nervous when a BIG truck goes by!
            I still swear that in “89” the Epicenter happened in my kitchen!

          • AtomicFury

            I was there from 85 to 86. Lived on East Cliff Drive a few blocks from Jack O’Neill’s place.

          • CASSY IS SASSY

            Mmmmm Nice area. You a surfer?
            I lived on Morrisey Blvd. right around the “Fishhook” on Highway 1.

            Sad that Jack O’Neill just passed away earlier this month.: (

          • AtomicFury

            Well, I tried it once at Pleasure Point on 38th Avenue & East Cliff Drive, but I never followed up on it. Not a conscious decision – just didn’t make time for it and I was only there about five months before returning here near Philly. Similarly, I always intended to try and meet Jack but I just never got around to that either.

            That hook on Hwy 1 was an eye-opener the first time I drove on it. Speed demon that I was at the time, I was lucky to not have been surrounded by other vehicles that day.

            Small world, ain’t it?

          • CASSY IS SASSY

            YUP…It really is a small world that we are talking here on OAN……..
            Considering I left California in 2007 and have been in Europe ever since…That is why my comments are usually late…. because of the – 6 hour time difference to Philly for me on this side of the pond.

            I handled “THE FISHHOOK” OK, it was Highway 17 that messed with my type of driving….(Speed Demon) !!!! : O

            And I never surfed either, I was into Parasailing around the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.I do so miss that. : (

          • AtomicFury

            No worries about the delay in responses. I’ve been on the internet since 1995 and I don’t give it a thought. I still remember the Boardwalk fondly.

            Let’s try to stay in touch. I enjoy reminiscing about my Santa Cruz days.

          • CASSY IS SASSY

            Yes….I would like that.

        • NotJudging

          Most of the homes in Guatemala are made of bricks and cement, however many don’t comply with safety regulations. Adobe (mud based material) is mostly used by indigenous people living in remote areas. Other poor people in more populated areas use wood, tin and other soft materials. Very unsafe even under less strong natural events, such as rainstorms.

          • CASSY IS SASSY

            Thanks..Good to know I’ve never been to Guatemala.I just assumed that some of the older Towns/Villages would have houses made out of Adobe.
            I hope there weren’t anymore people hurt during this Earthquake.

    • Greg B

      More casualties will be found as they get into the rural areas and check the smaller towns.

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        You’re probably right…I hope not…But a 6.9 is pretty BIG!