Earthquake in Guatemala damaged historical monuments

As a result of an earthquake of magnitude 6.8, which occurred on Thursday off the coast of Guatemala, minor damage was caused, CNN reported.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the elements was located 23 km from the city of Puerto San José.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency in the country, CONRED, the city of Antigua-Guatemala, the former capital of colonial Guatemala, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, suffered as a result of tremors.

According to UNESCO, in 1527 Antigua Guatemala experienced many natural disasters, until the earthquake destroyed much of the city in 1773. The capital was moved to the present city of Guatemala, but thanks to its monuments and architecture, the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

The photos provided by the emergency services on Thursday show damage to the facades of some buildings and debris on the streets of Antigua Guatemala.

The representative of CONRED noted that there had been no information about the victims.