LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Mexico earthquake today was felt as far as Guatemala. A Mexico terremoto struck moments ago; today’s January 21, 2012 temblor registered a 6.2 magnitude. No reports of injuries have yet to be indicated by local news.
Today’s 6.2 magnitude quake terremoto struck at 12:47 PM local time Saturday, Mexico news indicates. USGS reports to news that the temblor, however, had a moderate depth. It struck at forty-one miles below sea level, off the western shore of Chiapas, Mexico today.
Local news reports that the quake was fifty-six miles west of Tapachula, Chiapas. The quake was also eighty-eight miles southeast of Tonala, Chiapas. USGS reports to news that the quake was roughly one hundred miles west of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and five hundred miles from Mexico City. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news.
USGS reports that the quake northwest of the Mexico-Guatemala border. It struck off the coast near Puerto Padero, Las Brisas, and Mazatan. The quake was west of Tapchula, off the coast near La Concepion. The quake was also close to the Las Palma and Las Murallas corridors.
In December, Mexico suffered three days of substantial quakes. First on December 10, a 6.8 magnitude quake struck centered in Guerrero, northwest of Chichihualco. USGS reported to news that the quake was twenty-seven miles south of Teloloapan, twenty-eight miles northwest of Zumpango. Two days later, Mexico was rocked by a moderate 3.1 magnitude temblor. That quake was located south of Mexico City, Toluca and Cuautla.
In 1985, Mexico suffered its worst earthquake tragedy in recent memory after an 8.1 magnitude temblor struck near Mexico City.