A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Guatemala near the border with Mexico Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were only reports of minor damage to houses and cars in the Quetzaltenango and San Marcos states.
No injuries or deaths were reported. Local universities and shopping malls were evacuated, according to local media.
The quake's epicenter was just outside Pajapita in Guatemala, about 9 miles from the border with Mexico. It occurred at a depth of 42 miles, the USGS said.
No damage was reported in Mexico's southern Chiapas state, a spokesman for emergency services said.
The initial earthquake was followed about seven minutes later by a 5.4-magnitude aftershock.
Reuters contributed to this report.
First published September 6 2013, 7:30 PM