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Tsunami risk low after 7.4 Guatemala earthquake

November 7, 2012 |  9:30 am

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Officials said that the risk of a Pacific Ocean tsunami was low after a 7.4 earthquake struck Wednesday morning off the coast of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Officials said they doubted the quake would cause a "destructive, widespread tsunami" to California and other areas along the Pacific Coast but said it's possible an earthquake could cause tsunamis near the epicenter.

Last month, a powerful quake struck British Columbia, prompting alerts of a small tsunami in California, but it never materialized.

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