5.5 magnitude quake strikes off Mexican coast
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale has struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake occurred near the towns of Pijijiapan and Mapastepec.
Prelim M5.5 earthquake OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO Sep-8 08:03 UTC, updates http://t.co/gnLSkpaIdf, 0 #quake tweets/min— USGSted (@USGSted) September 8, 2015
The quake took place 135 kilometers from the town of Pijijiapan and 136 km from the town of Mapastepec.
Mexico, one of the world’s most seismically active counties, has a long history of earthquakes, according to the USGS. In July 2014, five people died after a 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala.