6.3 magnitude earthquake hits northeast Mexico

 

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico this Friday (19/01/18) at 10am local time (4pm UK time) according to United States Geological Survey (USGS), 47.8 miles northeast from Loreto, on the west coast of the country. The epicentre was 6.2 miles below the surface.

USGS reported an 6.5 magnitude that then corrected to 6.3. According with local authorities, the earthquake was 5.9.

Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted that the protocol measures were activated, and that “at the moment, there are not reports of any affected person or material damages”.

The earthquake was recorded exactly four months after a 7.1 magnitude hit Mexico. On September 2017, two earthquakes of also great magnitude struck the central and southern Mexico and caused 471 death, and 184.000 houses damaged.

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