Tremblement de terre au Guatemala

Today´s earthquake in Guatemala

Living in Guatemala you get used that the earth is trembling, it happens all the time. The earth quake last night was different! Everybody wTremblement de terre au Guatemalaoke up at 1:28 am on June 14th because of the -it felt as ever lasting- earthquake of 6.9 magnitude. The epicenter was 20 kilometers (13 miles) west of San Marcos, Guatemala where some buildings have been damaged and landslides provoked.  Luckily  there have not been any damages in the Antigua surroundings and the INLEXCA office is intact.

For more information on the earthquake in Guatemala please: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/guatemala-earthquake-landslides-mexico/

Nevertheless we all need a little refresher on what to do in case of an earthquake:

  • Stay calm! If you’re indoors, stay inside. If you’re outside, stay outside.
  • If you’re indoors, stand against a wall near the center of the building, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture (a desk or table). Stay away from windows and outside doors.
  • If you’re outdoors, stay in the open away from power lines or anything that might fall.
  • Don’t use matches, candles, or any flame. Broken gas lines and fire don’t mix.
  • If you’re in a car, stop the car and stay inside the car until the earthquake stops.
  • Don’t use elevators (they’ll probably get stuck anyway).