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Residents take pictures of cracks in the road after an earthquake in the town of Union Juarez

Residents take pictures of cracks in the road after an earthquake in the town of Union Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chiapas July 7, 2014. A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least three people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. Much of the damage from the 6.9-magnitude quake was reported in the Guatemalan border region of San Marcos, where it downed power lines, cracked buildings and triggered landslides that blocked roads. REUTERS/Mario Castillo (MEXICO - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Earthquake hits Mexico, Guatemala

Yahoo NewsJuly 7, 2014

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT; 11:23 GMT) on the Pacific Coast 1 mile (2 kilometers) north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9. (AP)

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