A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale struck off the southwestern coast of Mexico early on the morning of Wednesday, June 14. The epicenter is located approximately 15 km (9 mi) from the coast of Chiapas state in the extreme southwest, near the border with Guatemala. No tsunami alert has been issued.
No reports of damages or casualties have emerged yet but given the magnitude of the earthquake significant destruction is possible.
Individuals in the area are advised to closely monitor the situation, to adhere to any instructions or advice issued by the local authorities, and to be prepared for aftershocks.
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