ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Mexico earthquake 2015 today has struck near Puebla. The terremoto en Mexico hoy, a 5.3 temblor, struck today March 20, 2015. It followed a comparable sized quaked in Nicaragua earlier today.
The terremoto en Mexico hoy began moments ago. Officials tell news that the quake started at 3:30 pm PST. The quake had a depth of 53 km below ground level. Reps tell news that the quake was five miles west of Tulcingo. It was sixteen miles east of Chiaulta. It was also thirty-one miles south of Atencingo and one hundred one miles south of Mexico City.
The country has been the subject of countless quakes since 2013. But most of them have been in the Oaxaca region, near Acapulco. In March 2013, 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 last year, 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.
USGS tell news “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. Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanos (“smoking mountain” and “white lady”, respectively), southeast of Mexico City, occasionally vent gas that can be clearly seen from the City, a reminder that volcanic activity is ongoing.” THey add “In 1994 and 2000 Popocatépetl renewed its activity forcing the evacuation of nearby towns, causing seismologists and government officials to be concerned about the effect a large-scale eruption might have on the heavily populated region. Popocatépetl volcano last erupted in 2010″.