New 5.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Southwestern Mexico – US Geological Survey

New 5.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Southwestern Mexico – US Geological Survey
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REUTERS/ Nacho DoceLatin America08:49 29.09.2017(updated 09:14 29.09.2017) Get short URL
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The US Geological Survey reported Friday that a 5.6-magnitude earthquake had hit southwestern Mexico.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A new 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Mexico on Friday, only 10 days after deadly 7.1-magnitude tremors, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

“Prelim M5.6 earthquake off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico Sep-29 04:00 UTC [GMT],” the USGS wrote on its Twitter page.

​The earthquake’s epicenter was located 124 kilometers (over 77 miles) south-west of the city of Tres Picos at a depth of 24 kilometers.

There is no information about any deaths or injuries as a result of the disaster as well as about a tsunami alert.

On September 19, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico’s central Puebla state, tearing down buildings, causing widespread damage and leaving at least 344 people dead. The quake was followed by several powerful aftershocks.

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