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20 Oct 1988 description

UNDRO 88/2297

GUATEMALA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 OCTOBER 1988

1. SEISMIC ACTIVITY WHICH BEGAN ON 15 OCTOBER, HAS BEEN AFFECTING CHIMALTENANGO AREA, ABOUT 50 KMS WEST OF CAPITAL CITY. END OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY NOT FORESEEN FOR NEAR FUTURE, ALTHOUGH NOT HIGHLY INTENSE.
2. 1,550 PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS. SERIOUS DAMAGE CAUSED TO HOUSES. DIFFICULTIES IN SUPPLYING DRINKING WATER.

3. NATIONAL EMERGENCY COMMITTEE REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR PROVIDING CLOTHING AND CORRUGATED IRON SHEETS.