6.2-magnitude earthquake hits near Mexico resort area
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred
at 10km deep in the Pacific Ocean. Nearby coastal cities include
Tomaltan ('Tomato land') at 259 km, a Mexican beach resort city
of Puerto Vallarta at 303 km and Ixtapa beach resort at 311 km.
The country's capital Mexico City is 877 km from the earthquake's
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Earlier this month an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude shook parts of
Mexico, causing buildings to sway in its capital and was also
felt in the resort city of Acapulco. In April, a 7.2-magnitude
quake struck central and southern Mexico.
The country has a long history of destructive earthquakes. In 1985 more than 9,500 people were killed in Mexico City after an 8.1 earthquake hit the region.