LOS ANGELES (LALATE) - An earthquake hit Mexico today registering a 5.7. Today’s earthquake (terremoto) is the latest significant temblor to strike Mexico in recent months. Today’s earthquake was close to Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
Today’s Mexico earthquake struck shortly after 7 am local time. Unlike previously terremotos, this quake had a significant depth of eighty three miles below the earth’s surface. The earthquake was centered forty miles from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz and San Andres Tuxtla. It was roughly seventy-five miles east of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca and three hundred miles from Mexico City.
(Un terremoto de fuerza moderada, de 5,7 puntos en la escala Richter, estremeció hoy la zona de Veracruz, Mexico.)
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Today’s quake was centered closest to the town of Acayucan, just west of Texistepec and Minatitlan. It was just west of highway 185 and south west of the coastal community of Coatzacoalcos. It struck directly east of Isla and Amajaque.
No reports of injuries or damage have been released.
In October, Mexico suffered a series of earthquakes. On October 20, 2010, a 4.7 earthquake was centered in the Gulf of Mexico between La Paz and Los Mochis. One hour later a 5.7 earthquake struck the same region. It was followed by a 5.5 and 4.7 earthquake both within a half hour. Each earthquake was of nominal depth, roughly five miles below the earth’s surface. Quakes continued with a 5.8 magnitude centered roughly eighty miles south west of Guamuchil and Los Mochis.