Published On: Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

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Two earthquakes, with magnitudes of 6.3 and 5.3 degrees in the Richter Scale, had epicenters near the coastal municipality of Cihuatlán, in the State of Jalisco, Southwestern Mexico.

The National Seismological Service said that the two earthquakes with magnitudes 6.3 and 5.3 were registered near the town of Tomatlán, Jalisco, southwest of Cihuatlán.
 
Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior, tweeted that there were “no reports of damages.”
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Jalisco, Mexico (Image: Google)

The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Sunday February 22nd, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but state emergency officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no risk of a tsunami.

The quake, which was originally reported as 6.6 magnitude, struck at a depth of 10 km, 242 km (150 miles) west-southwest from Cihuatlan in the state of Jalisco at 1423 GMT, the USGS said.

Emergency personnel have been sent to the coast to monitor the situation, Jalisco State Secretary of Civil Protection announced.

 

Source: www.reuters.com

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