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Moderate earthquake rattles Guatemala

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • One person is reported dead
  • The quake was some 25 miles in depth

Guatemala City, Guatemala (CNN) -- A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Guatemala on Monday, about 53 kilometers (32 miles) southeast of Guatemala City, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

"There are people buried in the rubble ... We have one confirmed dead," Evelyn Ruano, a spokeswoman in the office of President Alvaro Colom, told CNN.

She said firefighters are on the scene in the department of Santa Rosa to assist.

The earthquake, which the USGS reported to be some 25 miles deep, was felt in the capital.

CNN's Helena DeMoura and journalist Patzy Vasquez contributed to this report.

 
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