Three sizeable Earthquakes shake in Mexico

credit: USGS.gov

(Best Syndication News) - Three sizable earthquakes shook offshore and in Mexico today. The tremors occurred offshore of Baja California Sur, the Michoacan Region, and offshore of Chiapas, with magnitude ratings of 5.0, 5.7, and 6.0 respectively, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the shores of the coast of Baja California Sur at 08:44:37 a.m., local time to the event. The city of Cabo San Lucas was 114 miles from the epicenter. The USGS recorded the location at 21.816°N, 108.437°W. Since the earthquake was far enough offshore, there was not any reports of people feeling the tremor.

The second 5.7 magnitude earthquake happened at 11:38:01 a.m. (local time) in the Michoacan region of Mexico. The nearest city Arcelia, Guerrero, was only 43 miles away from the epicenter. Mexico City was only 128 miles from the earthquake. The USGS received reports of people feeling it in Mexico City as weak to light shaking for the most part. Some people closer to the epicenter reported sustaining light to moderate damage.

The third 6.0 magnitude earthquake happened at 05:43:37 p.m., and the epicenter was located offshore. There was aftershocks that ranged between 4.3 up to 4.6 magnitude rating. The nearest city from the epicenter was Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, which was 57 miles away. Two residents in Tapachula reported the earthquake as having felt moderate shaking with light damage.

BY: N Wilson

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