Strong earthquake off Guatemala felt as far as Mexico City
Update, 3:21 pm ET:Guatemalan president says preliminary reports indicate 15 dead in 7.4 quake. (Associated Press)
BBC News: At least 8 people have been reported dead after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Guatemala’s president has declared a national alert and advised people to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. Officials say roads have been buried in landslides.
People fled from offices and homes around the region; buildings shook from Mexico City to San Salvador.
Photo: People who work in office buildings along El Paseo de la Reforma stand outside Wednesday after evacuating their offices due to a Guatemala-centered earthquake felt in Mexico City. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)