A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Guatemala turned buildings into rubble.

A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Guatemala turned buildings into rubble.

Guatemala was rocked by a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.2, turning buildings into ruins and causing landslides.

  • The quake’s epicenter was just 10 miles east of Tikisate, a city 80 miles south of Guatemala’s capital.
  • The earthquake caused landslides on roads and power outages in some cities.
  • Fallen trees blocked roads and some houses were damaged by the earthquake.

A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala early Wednesday morning, causing landslides and leaving buildings in ruins.

The earthquake’s epicenter was just 10 miles east of Tikisate, a city 80 miles south of Guatemala’s capital, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

The Guatemalan Disaster Management Agency, National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, rated the aftershock at 6.8, saying it was followed by an aftershock of 4.8 on the Richter scale.

The first quake, which was 60 miles deep, caused mudslides on roads, minor damage to houses and power outages, but no one was injured, according to emergency services.

A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala early Wednesday morning, causing landslides and leaving buildings in ruins.

A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala early Wednesday morning, causing landslides and leaving buildings in ruins.

The Guatemalan Disaster Management Agency, National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, rated the aftershock at 6.8, saying it was followed by an aftershock of 4.8 on the Richter scale.  Pictured: The car is damaged by falling debris after the partial collapse of the building as a result of the shock.

The Guatemalan Disaster Management Agency, National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, rated the aftershock at 6.8, saying it was followed by an aftershock of 4.8 on the Richter scale. Pictured: The car is damaged by falling debris after the partial collapse of the building as a result of the shock.

The first quake, which was 60 miles deep, caused mudslides on roads, minor damage to houses and power outages, but no one was injured, according to emergency services.  In the photo: emergency services remove rubble

The first quake, which was 60 miles deep, caused mudslides on roads, minor damage to houses and power outages, but no one was injured, according to emergency services. In the photo: emergency services remove rubble

The earthquake's epicenter was just 10 miles east of Tikisate, a city 80 miles south of Guatemala's capital, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

The earthquake’s epicenter was just 10 miles east of Tikisate, a city 80 miles south of Guatemala’s capital, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

Images show fallen trees blocking certain routes after earthquakes, while others show deep cracks in building walls.

Local media reported power outages and some structural damage in cities such as Mixco and Chimaltenango, near the capital, following tremors that were felt as far away as El Salvador and Mexico.

Meanwhile, the car was crushed by the rubble of a collapsed building in the city of Totonicapán.

Workers clear debris from a partially collapsed wall following an earthquake.

Workers clear debris from a partially collapsed wall following an earthquake.

Members of the General Directorate of Road Safety blocked a road hit by landslides after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the area on Wednesday.

Members of the General Directorate of Road Safety blocked a road hit by landslides after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the area on Wednesday.

A landslide and fallen tree block a road after an earthquake hit southwest Guatemala near Antigua, Guatemala on Wednesday.

A landslide and fallen tree block a road after an earthquake hit southwest Guatemala near Antigua, Guatemala on Wednesday.

Firefighters also reported a landslide on the road from the capital to Antigua, Guatemala’s main tourist city.

The Central American country is at risk of earthquakes, located at the meeting point of the Caribbean, Cocos and North American tectonic plates.

Last year, more than 125 earthquakes were recorded in Guatemala without casualties and significant damage.

Last week there were 15 minor earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean and off the coast of El Salvador, Santa Rosa and Mexico.

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