Published: Nov 07, 2012 11:59 AM EST
Updated: Nov 07, 2012 5:20 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Guatemala (AP) - Guatemala's president says he has been informed that the death toll in a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that struck off the Pacific coast has risen to 39 people.
    
President Otto Perez Molina says the dead are in the northwestern state of San Marcos near the Mexican border, where the majority of the damage occurred.
    
He spoke to a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
    
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