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Earthquake shakes Guatemala and southern Mexico, no damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, shaking the Central American nation and parts of Southern Mexico, though the quake's deep hypocenter of more than 150 miles underneath the earth's surface seems to have averted damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude 6.4 quake struck at a depth of 252 kilometers (156.6 miles) and its epicenter was some 2 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Canilla, Guatemala.

Guatemala's natural disaster agency said there were no immediate reports of damage, while the civil protection authorities of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas said there were no injuries or damage to property.

Neighboring El Salvador said on Twitter there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake.

(Reporting by Diego Ore and Lizbeth Diaz in Mexico, Sofia Menchu in Guatemala and Nelson Renteria in El Salvador; Editing by Anthony Esposito)