Digital News Report – According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook offshore of Chiapas, Mexico today. The earthquake occurred on June 7, 2011 at 9:55 a.m. local time to the event.
The earthquake was in the southern part of Mexico and the nearest city is 62 miles away in Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico. The next closest city was Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico is 72 miles away from the earthquakes epicenter.
The exact location of the earthquake was at 15.311°N, 93.274°W and the focus was 60.3 miles deep.
The USGS reported that a few people felt it and said it was between a weak to moderate earthquake.
On June 3, 2011, at 01:20:13 PM local time, there was a 4.5 magnitude earthquake nearby in Guatemala. On the same day, there was a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in the Veracruz, Mexico, area that is also around the same area as today’s earthquake. A couple days earlier on June 1, there was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake again in Guatemala.
By Mark Williams