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Mexico: No major damage reported following June 14 earthquake /update 1

6.9-magnitude offshore earthquake strikes near Chiapas (southwest) early on June 14; no significant damage or injuries reported

14 Jun 01:04 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/14/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/14/2017, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Chiapas state

Event

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico around 01:30 (local time) on Wednesday, June 14. The epicenter was located near Chiapas state in the extreme south, near the border with Guatemala.

No tsunami alert was issued. Shaking was felt throughout Chiapas state but no significant damage or casualties have been reported. Some moderate damage and landslides have been reported in neighboring Guatemala.

Context

Mexico is located in an active seismic zone. Earthquakes are relatively common but major damage and loss of life is rare.

Advice

Individuals in Chiapas state are advised to be prepared for aftershocks.

 

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