ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Mexico earthquake today 2014 has struck midday off-land. The Mexico earthquake today was preceded by an unrelated Colombia earthquake.
Officials tell news that a 4.6 magnitude Mexico terremoto hoy has struck following a 4.5 magnitude Colombia quake. The two are unrelated.
First a quake hit Riohacha, Colombia just after 4:14 pm local time today. The quake was shallow. USGS indicates to news that the quake was six miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was twenty-two miles west of Riohacha, Colombia. The quake was fifty-four miles northwest of Barrancas, Colombia and fifty-six miles northwest of Fonseca. The quake also started sixty miles northwest of San Juan del Cesar, reps tell news.
Thereafter a 4.6 magnitude quake struck east of Santa Maria Xadani, Mexico. The quake was twelve miles east of town. The quake was thirty-nine miles east of San Pedro Pochutla and fifty-one mile west of Salina Cruz. The quake also started fifty-five miles southwest of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec and roughly three hundred miles southeast of Mexico City, news analysts note.
Several quakes have hit the country in recent months. In March, one quake started thirty-four miles southeast of Ometepec, Guerrero. It was also seventy-seven miles southwest of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca and roughly one hundred miles east of Acapulco at the time. In April 2012, a 6.3 magnitude quake struck the same region. It was also roughly one hundred miles southeast of Chilpancingo, Guerrero and the same distance from Acapulco. The temblor began only two hundred miles from Mexico City.