Moderate quake rocks Guatemala, Salvador; no damage

GUATEMALA CITY Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:29am EST

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Guatemala's Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage.

The agency said the quake was centered 60 miles southeast of Guatemala City.

"We felt a tremor that was a bit strong. We are monitoring the area but there is no damage here. It was a light movement that lasted for a few seconds," said Luis Medina from the Guatemalan tourist office in Puerto Quetzal, on the south coast.

The tremor was also felt in neighboring El Salvador where windows on buildings shook but no major damage was reported.

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria in San Salvador, Herbert Hernandez and Sarah Grainger in Guatemala, Sandra Maler in Washington)

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