There are no initial reports of damage or casualties from the earthquake in Guatemala, according to a Guatemalan emergency service official.
The US Geological Survey have updated the reading of the Guatemala City earthquake to magnitude 6.2.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 6 miles southeast of the Guatemalan capital but it at a depth of 91.3 miles, lessening its effect.
Software developer John McAfee has arrived in the US after being deported from Guatemala, according to the Associated Press.
Millionaire software pioneer John McAfee told reporters on the way to the airport to catch a plan from Guatemala to the USA he was going to Miami, and was going to spend some time resting. He said:
"I think my next step is to rest. I have been running through jungles and oceans and I think I need to rest for a while"
US software pioneer John McAfee has boarded a plane to Miami following a deportation order from Guatemala, news agency Reuters reports.
John McAfee will return to America this evening, according to Reuters, after Guatemala said it would deport the millionaire software pioneer.
McAfee's lawyers managed to block an attempt to deport him back to Belize, where he is wanted by police as a "person of interest" in the killing of his neighbour, Gregory Faull.
Guatemala has been holding 67-year-old McAfee since he was arrested last Wednesday for illegally entering the country with his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend.
Speaking to reporters from Reuters on telephone before leaving for the airport he said:
"I'll be leaving at 3:30pm to Miami. That was the only option I had.
"I can't take a flight that stops in any other country and there are only two flights going to America today."
John McAfee said he was "happy" to return to America. Mr McAfee told reporters earlier today:
Was I disappointed in the Guatemalan response to my request for asylum? I anticipated it.
What we are doing is filing a series of papers, a series of filings with the court to attempt to keep me here long enough for the world to see the injustice of sending me back to Belize.
I have dual citizenship. I would be happy to go to England. I would be very happy to go to America.
America is my home, where I was raised and that's exactly what I want.
Guatemala will deport US software pioneer John McAfee to the United States, according to Reuters.
Mr McAfee had been denied political asylum after evading officials in Belize for nearly a month over the death of his neighbour.
John McAfee hosted a live video broadcast on his blog from his Guatemalan detention centre, asking to return to the US to lead a "normal life".
In a lengthy video statement, the 67-year-old anti-virus software expert said returning to the US was his "only hope".
The former fugitive said that he had no long-term plans during hiding and "simply would like to live comfortably day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years."
He denied murdering his neighbour Gregory Faull in Belize and said there was no hope for his life if ever returned to the country, claiming it is corrupt.
Software company founder John McAfee was taken to hospital on Thursday after being denied political asylum in Guatemala.
McAfee told The Associated Press that he suffered chest pains overnight but didn't believe he had a heart attack.
A government doctor said he appeared to be suffering from high stress.