LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Mexico earthquake today 2014 struck Acayucan in the morning hours. The terremoto en Mexico hoy, a temblor centered near Juan Rodriguez Clara, erupted Tuesday July 29, 2014. Damage assessment is pending.
A 6.3 magnitude temblor en Mexico hoy began just after 5:46 am local time. The quake posted a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the terremoto en Mexico started fifty-nine miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the immediate vicinity.
USGS tells news that the Mexico earthquake started twelve miles southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara. It was thirty-seven miles west of Sayula de Aleman and thirty-nine miles southeast of Carlos Carillo. It was also roughly three hundred miles east of Mexico City.
Strong quakes have been hitting since 2012. In June that year, a 3.1 magnitude quake struck the same region. The quake was centered forty-miles from Guadalupe Victoria in Baja California. The quake was forty-one miles southwest of Mexicali, as well. USGS indicated to news that the quake was only forty-two miles from Calexico and eighty miles from Tijuana.
In September, a 6.2 magnitude temblor erupted forty-seven miles north of La Paz in Baja. The quake was also ninety-six miles from Constitución. It was the same distance from the Sinaloa town of Ahome, officials told news. The quake was, however, roughly seven hundred miles from Tijuana.
USGS indicates to news that “Mexico has a long history of destructive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In September 1985, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake killed more than 9,500 people in Mexico City. In southern Mexico, Volcán de Colima and El Chichón erupted in 2005 and 1982, respectively. Paricutín volcano, west of Mexico City, began venting smoke in a cornfield in 1943; a decade later this new volcano had grown to a height of 424 meters.”