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24 Apr 2020 | 01:08 AM UTC

Mexico: 5.5-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Chiapas April 23

Mexico News Alert

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Chiapas state on April 23; no immediate reports of damages

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/23/2020, 4:00 PM until 4/24/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Chiapas state


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border on Thursday, April 23. According to initial reports, the quake struck at 18:30 (local time) approximately 131 km (81 mi) southwest of Ciudad Hidalgo. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant material damage, and no tsunami warnings were immediately issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

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 windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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