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The tremor caused damage to the San Juan Obispo church in Amatitlan south of Guatemala City.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck western Guatemala early Wednesday caused damage affecting nearly 25,000 people, and caused one person to suffer a fatal heart attack, authorities said.

The epicenter of the quake, which struck at a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was in the coastal district of Escuintla, less than 100 kilometers southwest of the capital, Guatemala City.

The United States Geological Survey said it measured 6.2, though Guatemalan authorities estimated it was stronger, at 6.8, followed by an aftershock of 4.8.

The quake caused landslides on roads, damage to houses and affecting some 24,800 people, according to rescue services.

A 50-year-old woman died of a in a village west of the capital, which officials linked to the quake without specifying how.

Map of Guatemala locating the epicenter of a 6.2-magnitude quake on February 16, 2022.

The tremor was felt as far as El Salvador to the southeast of Guatemala and the south of Mexico.

Firefighters also reported a landslide on the road from the capital to Antigua, Guatemala’s main tourist city.

The Central American country, located at the meeting point of three , is in a risk zone for earthquakes.

Last year, more than 125 earthquakes were recorded in Guatemala without any deaths or significant damage.



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The US Space Force unveiled its new dress uniform design Tuesday, aiming to make a future-forward mark for the Pentagon’s newest uniformed service.

The prototype for the new uniform for the Space Force’s Guardians, as they have been officially designated, is a short navy blue jacket with a large flap over the right breast, secured by a diagonal line of six silver buttons.

It has a standing collar, and the service badge, with a delta-shaped rocket pushing into a star, is worn below the left breast.

The jacket is matched with grey trousers or skirts.

“Modern, distinctive, professional” the Space Force called it in a tweet.

“Every winning team needs a uniform! We started with the female design and then created the male prototype,” wrote Chief of Space Operations General Jay Raymond.

Tested by Guardians, made for #Guardians. #SpaceForce physical training uniforms are currently undergoing wear testing. pic.twitter.com/6agT93uGDH

— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) September 20, 2021

Launched officially in December 2019, the Space Force was organized to address challenges of fighting war in the exosphere, seen as a distinct theater from the .

Similar designs with diagonal buttons holding down breast flaps have been seen for centuries in European and American uniforms, and are donned with large amounts of braid by marching band drum majors today.

But the designers for the Space Force seemed aware of the sleeker uniforms seen in “Star Trek”, “Battlestar Galactica”—where uniforms also had the diagonal buttons—and “Star Wars”.

Indeed, the force’s service badge and logo are difficult to distinguish from that of the Starfleet Command from Star Trek.



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