LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – An earthquake hit Mexico today registering near Veracruz and Chiapas. Today’s earthquake (terremoto) is the one of the largest temblors to strike Mexico in 2011. The earthquake was less than four hundred miles from Mexico City.
While no reports of injuries have yet been given by local news, Thursday morning the region was struck by a 6.5 earthquake shortly after 8 am local time. The quake registered roughly one hundred miles below the earth’s surface. While the quake was centered in Veracruz, Mexico, it was felt across the region.
Today’s Mexico Earthquake Maps
Initial reports released to news indicate the quake was roughly fifty miles south of Coatzacoalcos, seventy miles north west of Chiapas, and eighty miles west of Tabasco.
In February, the country was struck by a 5.7 quake also in Veracruz. Like today’s quake, the February temblor struck just around breakfast time and was scattered close to Coatzacoalcos and roughly three hundred miles from Mexico City.
In October last year, the country was rocked by similar magnitude quakes, but centered up in Baja California. The quake registered a 6.9 and was roughly 80 miles from Los Mochis and 90 miles east of Las Paz.
February 2011 Mexico Earthquake Maps
Today’s quake was centered in the less populated region east of Highway 185, west of Tuxtla Gutierrez, and north west of Parque Natural El Ocote. The quake was west of Cardenas and south of Cuchapa.