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Massive Earthquake in Mexico Shakes Guatemala, El Salvador

By: PanAm Post Staff - Jul 7, 2014, 11:33 am

EspañolA 7.1 earthquake on the Richter magnitude scale shook Chiapas, Mexico at 06:24 am local time (UTC-05:00). The Earthquake Hazards Program pinpointed its epicenter at 14.800°N 92.600°W, 47.2 miles deep into the ground.

That translate to the earthquake striking just 11 miles east of Mazatán, Mexico, and 140 miles west of Guatemala City, capital Guatemala.

Location of the epicenter. (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/)
Location of the epicenter. (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/)

The earthquake was felt both in Guatemala and in El Salvador, some 250 miles away.

There are report of damages in Guatemala and in Chiapas, Mexico. At least two people have been killed and 30 homes have been damaged.

Despite originating on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami alert as a result of the seismic event.

here is no tsunami alert for Hawaii and neighboring isles on the Pacific Ocean near Mexico. (PTWC)
There is no tsunami alert for Hawaii and neighboring isles on the Pacific Ocean near Mexico. (PTWC)

Sources: Google Public Alerts, Earthquake Hazards Program.