Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Quakes:

This time in Guatemala:

Four earthquakes hit Guatemala, killing three

Four earthquakes struck southern Guatemala on Monday within 2 1/2 hours, shaking buildings in the capital and killing three people.

The quakes struck near Guatemala's southwestern coast in the sugar cane-growing region around Santa Rosa, forcing the evacuation of about 400 people and cutting electricity and telephone services, emergency services said.

An initial 4.8 magnitude quake at 2 p.m. EDT was followed about half an hour later by a second quake of 5.8 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were two smaller ones after that.

Meanwhile we continue to see the aftermath of the Himalayan quake:

Himalayan quake deaths rise as night falls

Rescuers dug through mudslides on roads to isolated Himalayan villages on Monday in search of survivors after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake killed 63 people in India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet.

Soldiers and police pulled victims from rubble as night closed in and the number of victims climbed to 35 in the "Shangri-la" northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, the epicenter of Sunday night's quake felt more than miles away in Delhi.

It may take days for the final number of casualties to be confirmed

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