Strong Earthquake Rocks Guatemala
The U.S. Geological Survey gives a magnitude of 6.8 and has coordinates for the epicenter, indicated by the star on the map above. Initially, the depth of the focus was estimated at 64.8 km but that has now been revised to 23 km. That is a shallow earthquake, one of the yellow balls. Most of the earthquakes this close to shore have been deeper and not as strong, shown as green balls on the map.