Earthquake in Mexico Shakes Country’s Pacific Coast – 2nd Quake in Recent Weeks

The AP reported earlier today that the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and surrounding areas experienced a strong earthquake measuring a magnitude 6.4. According to the USGA, the quake was felt from as far as about 170 miles away from the epicenter, which was just north of Tecpan de Galeana.

The earthquake in Mexico came as residents in the area were already dealing with torrential rains.

Earthquake in Mexico Shakes Country’s Pacific Coast
Well away from the coast, even residents in Mexico City, high up in Central Mexico felt the ground shudder during the earthquake today.

According to the repots, fortunately there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

In its report, the AP said that a wall collapsed in Chilpancingo, and “in Acapulco civil protection crews had found nothing so far except scared citizens who were forced to take refuge in the heavy rain that was hitting the region.”

With a depth of 15 miles (23 kilometers), the USGS had originally estimated the earthquake as a magnitude of 6.8.

This earthquake in Mexico comes only weeks after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the country on April 18. The epicenter of that quake was about 40 miles (66 kilometers) from the one today.

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