Earthquake in Guatemala

On November 7, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 on the Richter scale shook Guatemala. The earthquake hit near the Pacific coast of the country. Numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. Landslides made many roads unusable. Lots of people were without electricity.

The flag of Guatemala has two blue stripes on the sides with a white stripe in the middle. The two blue stripes represent the fact that the country is between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Did you know? Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras all border each other, and the three countries all have flags with two bands of blue color and one band of white color.

Did you know? An anagram for “the earthquakes” is “that queer shake”.