The earthquake shook the earth at 12:32 p.m. PT/2:32 p.m. CST and was reported at a magnitude of 4.9.
No damage was reported.
Epicenter was believed to be at 15.502N 91.630W; or 16 miles northwest of Huehuetenango, 36 miles east-southeast of Frontera Comalapa, 39 miles north-northeast of San Marcos, 47 miles north of Quezaltenango and 96 miles northwest of Guatemala City.
The earthquake was deep underground. The USGS estimated the earth shook at about 142 miles beneath the surface.
Among notable earthquakes in Guatemala's history are ones occuring April 19, 1902, when a 7.5-magnitude earthquake killed about 2,000 people; an Aug. 6, 1942 earthquake measured at 7.9 that killed 38, a Feb. 4, 1976 7.5 earthquake with 23,000 fatalities and a large offshore earthquake measured at 6.7 on June 13, 2007 that resulted in no casualties.