6.2 earthquake off the coast of Mexico

Earthquake

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MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Saturday near the southern coast of Mexico, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the service, the tremors have been recorded in 12.47 local time (22.47 MSK), the earthquake was located at a depth of 66 kilometers at a distance of 91 km west of the city of Tapachula.

No casualties or damage is not reported. The threat of a tsunami was not announced.

Earthquakes felt in various capacities Mexico regularly. Nineteenth September 1985 a massive earthquake almost flattened center of the capital of Mexico. The strength of the first push then was 8.1 on the Richter scale, the second — 7.5 points. Disaster victims were 5.526 thousand people, more than 40,000 wounded, 31,000 people were left homeless.

Source: RIA Novosti

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