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12 Aug 2019 | 09:23 PM UTC

Mexico: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Chiapas state August 12

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5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Tonalá (Chiapas state) August 12; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/13/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Tonalá (Chiapas state)

Event

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 15 km (9 mi) south-southeast of Tonalá (Chiapas state) around 15:39 (local time) on Monday, August 12. No casualties or significant material damages were immediately reported.

Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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