New facts...in italics
Officials have lowered the death toll from its recent powerful 7.4 quake to 42.
It had been declared as high as 52.
The quake struck at 10:30 am...off the Pacific coast...and caused landslides that buried residents in 2 Guatemalan towns...killing 42...damaging at least 75 homes...and blocking many roads. (Below Foto From San Marcos Tweet)
Officials now say only 2 people are still missing...down from 23.
The epicenter was 26 miles deep...15 miles south of Champerico, Guatemala.
The :30 quake was powerful enough to force the evacuation of many from Cd Guatemala highrises...with shaking felt even in the DF...600 miles away.
There have been over 100 aftershocks so far.