Skip to main content

Strong earthquake kills 7 in Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico

Update 8 July 2014, 04:35 UTC


- Three deaths were reported in San Marcos.
- One death was reported in Quetzaltenango due to a cardiac arrest.
-(Unconfirmed)  One death was reported in Escuintla due to a cardiac arrest.
- 35 people were injured and 135 homes were damaged in Sibinal.
- A schools was heavily damaged in Comitancillo.
- Schools were damaged in Retalhuleu.
- The cathedral of San Pedro Sacatepequez was heavily damaged. Moderate to heavy damage was seen in the mall and homes in this city, a sinkhole opened in the parking lot of a park. Water and power services were also affected.
- Both towers of a church in Ixchiguan are about to collapse, homes collapsed or suffered heavy damage in this town.
- 48 homes were heavily damaged in La Reforma.
- 8 homes in La Esperanza were damaged.
- The health center of Santa Cruz Mulua was damaged.
- Unconfirmed reports indicate that the municipal building of Tajamulco collapsed, heavy damage has been reported around the town.
- A landslide happened in El Tumbador, also buildings were heavily damaged.
- Damage reported in cemeteries of San Marcos, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, San Cristóbal Cucho and Feria, at least 120 graves were damaged.
- Big landslides have blocked routes in San Cristóbal Cucho. A fire station was severely damaged as well as several homes.
- Some injuries were reported in Huehuetenango including two kids that were injured by a collapsed wall; homes, municipal buildings and a school were damaged , the tribunal was flooded due to a broken pipe.
- Moderate damage can be seen in Mazatenango, schools, government buildings, churches and homes are damaged. There is an unconfirmed report of damage in the water treatment plant.
- A landslide blocked the route of Colomba.
- A landslide has blocked the routhe between Colomba and San Juan Ostuncalco.
- 26 schools were damaged in Chicacao, as well as several homes.
- 10 houses in Cajola have been damaged, 36 people have been evacuated.
-A church in Samayac suffered heavy damage.
- 14 schools were damaged in San Antonio Suchitepéquez. Structural damage has been reported around the city.
- In Totonicapan 2 homes collapsed and several more were damaged, 4 schools were also damaged.
- In San Pablo Jocopilas minor landslides were reported and there was no power in some zones.
- Unclear damage has been reported in Ixtahuacan.
-Power was out in Cabrican.
- Cracks were reported in San Francisco El Alto.
-In Guatemala City power went out for a couple of minutes, there are reports of minor cracks in walls.
- The city hall of of Escuintla was damaged.
-Reports of minor damage in Mixco.

Chiapas, Mexico

- One death was reported in Huixtla.
- One death was reported in Cacahoatan.
- One death was reported in Mepastepec, part of the ceilling fell on the victim during the earthquake.
- (Unconfirmed) One death was reported in the road of Motozintla due to a landslide. There is an unconfirmed report of a collapsed house.
- More than 9,000 homes were damaged across the state.
- 3 people are missing in Cacahoatan.
- Severe damage was seen in Huehuetan, including the collapse of the municipal building.
- Damaged is seen in Zapotitlan, there were also blackouts in the town.
- Roads were damaged in Chicomuselo.
- Landslide reported in Tacana.
- Electrical transformers exploded in San Cristobal de las Casas leaving some parts of the city without power.
- Minor damage has been reported in one school and the airport of Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Related Post: Latest natural calamities in Mexico

Magnitude 6.9 very strong earthquake in Mexico has claimed lives of seven people, Earthquake-Report mentioned.

Four fatalities are reported from Guatemala and three from Chiapas, Mexico.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was just 2 km NNE of Puerto Madero. It was 37.3 miles deep.

The earthquake occurred near the border between Mexico and Guatemala, near Puero Madero, Mexico, and about 200 km from Guatemala City, Guatemala

According to the USGS, this is highly seismically active, having produced 12 events of Mangitude 7.0 or greater since 1902 within 200 km of the epicenter.

The Ministry of Education from Guatemala decided to suspend classes in the nearby places: Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango y Sololá, the most affected by the earthquake.

USGS had initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9. 


Epicenter Location
2 km (1mi) NNE of Puerto Madero, Mexico
22 km (14mi) SW of Tapachula, Mexico
29 km (18mi) NW of Suchiate, Mexico
29 km (18mi) WNW of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
204 km (127mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala

11:23 UTC (local time 2014-07-07 06:23 @ epicenter

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 7, 2014

In collaboration with


  1. This data is noteworthy; I am enlivened by your post composing style and how consistently you portray this point. In the wake of perusing your post, a debt of gratitude is in order for setting aside the effort to examine this, I feel upbeat about it. Premier Restoration Services


Post a Comment

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views about this natural disaster post.

Disclaimer: Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of This is a public forum.
Below views may be monitored for inappropriate content. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site. Read our privacy policy here.

Disaster Report reports recent natural disaster news 24 hours a day. A daily natural disasters list (published everyday) includes details of all (almost) natural disasters occurred worldwide. Click for recent natural disasters list.

Popular posts from this blog

Global Natural Disasters Map 2021

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2021 Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2021 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2021 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by  Recent Natural Disasters . It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters. Click on the icon above and a message will pop up with data about the particular natural disasters. Use the magnifying glass with the plus sign (+) to zoom in, and the minus sign (-) to zoom out. Do you want this natural disaster map? Just paste HTML below to embed in your website. You can adjust width and height according to your site layout. All global natural disasters of 2021 will be shown automatically once the code is added. <b>Map of Major Natural Disasters 2021</b><iframe  height="

How are earthquakes distributed on the map of earthquake distribution?

Q: How are earthquakes distributed on the map of earthquake distribution? A:  The earthquakes are mainly distributed at the edge of tectonic plates on the map of earthquake distribution. When earthquakes are plotted on a world map, the earthquake locations look like narrow bands winding through the continents and oceans. The earthquakes are found along the fault line and lines of plate subsidence. Related Post:  How are volcanoes distributed on the map?

Tibet/Nepal earthquake 2013 injures people

At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes. Updates below Felt reports below in comment section. Feel free to add yours! Update time Nepali (+5:45 UTC) Report prepared by Ashish Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal Related post: List of earthquakes in Nepal in 2013 Update 09:18 A.M. At least one people died and three others injured in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Further 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides in Yunnan Province of China. Update 07:25 A.M. According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, another earthquake in the morning (not to be confused with midnight Tibet/Nepal earthquake) had magnitude of 5.9 in the border of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. The quake was felt strongly in the county seat of Deqen, Xinhua reported. Earthquake also triggered landslides, which blocked the traffic from Deqen to Benzilan in China.   Update 06:15 A.M. According to t

Haiti Earthquake 2021: At least 724 killed and 2,800 injured

August 15, 2021: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has claimed lives of at least 724 people and injured 2,800 people. The earthquake occurred at the  Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti on the island of Hispaniola on August 14, 2021. Haiti earthquake has been categorized as the deadliest earthquake of 2021 which occurred near Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, approximately 150 kilometres west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. According to the United States Geological Survey(USGS), the earthquake occurred as a result of oblique-reverse faulting on the Enriquillo–Plantain Garden fault zone. The earthquake was also strongly felt in Jamaica. According to the Haitian Civil Protection Agency, the Haiti earthquake destroyed at least 860 homes and 700 others have been damaged. In addition, minor floods and landslides have been reported in affected areas in Haiti. The earthquake struck as Tropical Storm Grace is expected to reach Haiti between 16 and 17 August. Haitian prime minister Ariel