A viral video that was recently published shows the magnitude of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook a large part of the country on February 16.
A security camera captured the moment in which a resident of San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango, miraculously escapes from under the rubble.
The footage shows from the first moment that the earth began to shake until the greatest intensity of the earthquake.
It shows how, miraculously, a villager fleeing from his house is saved from being crushed by a collapsing adobe wall.
According to the website Masa Comunica, the house that collapsed belongs to a family from San Antonio, San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango, who are asking for help for reconstruction.
“They are asking for help to rebuild. But thank God nothing happened to us”, says the person affected by the earthquake.
“We got up and went outside, and the walls were gone… so we just stood there,” said his partner.
“For us, it was a big scare,” he added.