Earthquake Watch: Magnitude 6.2 – Mexico earthquake in Chiapas shakes region

Posted on January 21, 2012


A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has hit the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, shattering windows and sending frightened residents into the streets.

The quake struck in the Pacific Ocean about 35 miles (55km) south-west of the city of Mapastepec, near Mexico’s border with Guatemala.

The tremor was felt hundreds of miles away in El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador.

There were no early reports of major damage or casualties.


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