5.6-magnitude quake strikes Mexico

5.6-magnitude quake strikes Mexico


A 5.6-magnitude earthquake has struck southwest of the Mexican town of Suchiate at a depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey reported.

The tremor took place 97 kilometers from the Chiapas state town of Suchiate, which has over 35,000 residents.
The quake occurred 81 kilometers from the town of Puerto Madero, which has a population of 6,000 people, and 103 kilometers from the city of Tapachula, which has 320,000 residents.
According to EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre), the quake has a magnitude of 5.7.
Mexico is considered one of the world’s most seismically active countries, with a long history of earthquakes, according to the USGS. In July 2014, five people died after a 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala. -RT


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