Monday, January 18, 2010

6.0 on the Richter Scale Earthquake hit in Guatemala

A 6.0 on the Richter scale earthquake hit in Guatemala near the Pacific sea-coast on Monday, January 18, According to the United States Geological Survey.

Guatemala earthquake has not caused any ravaging.Reports say that the Guatemala earthquake came at 9.40 in the morning, local time.

WSW of Ahuachapan, El Salvador & fifty three km WSW of Cuilapa, Guatemala has been touched on by the quake.

The Guatemala earthquake has come 6 days after an annihilating 7.0 on the Richter scale Haitian earthquake that caused a death toll of seventy thousand till yet as reported & caused hundreds of thousands people roofless.

Republic of Guatemala is a Central-American country. It covers just less than one hundred and ten thousand square kilometer with an approximated population of fourteen million.

Guatemala’s copiousness of biologically important & alone ecosystems conduces to Mesoamerica’s appellation as a biodiversity hot spot.

Guatemala is craggy, leaving out south inshore area & the immense northern lowlands of Petén section. Two chains of mountains get into Guatemala from west to east, splitting the country into 3 leading regions: the mountain-located highlands; the Pacific sea-coast, southward of the mountains; & the Petén region, northward of the mountains. All leading metropolises are situated in the Pacific coast regions & highlands. Petén is meagerly populated. These 3 areas variegate in climate, altitude, and landscape, plying dramatic counterpoints between hot & humid tropic lowlands and bleaker & drier highland peaks. At four thousand two hundred and twenty meters, Volcán Tajumulco, is the most high point in the Central American states.