Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Mexico

  • AFP, Washington
  • Updated: May 31, 2014 18:33 IST

A strong 6.2-magnitude undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico Saturday, US seismologists said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred around 1153 GMT and was located about 184 miles (295 kilometers) southwest of the coastal resort city of Puerto Vallarta. They had earlier put the quake's magnitude at 6.6.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake, which occurred at a depth of around 10 kilometers (six miles).

Officials said there was no risk of a tsunami forming from Saturday's quake.

Mexico has been rattled by a number of sizeable quakes in recent weeks. A a strong tremor hit the capital Mexico City on May 8, causing a bridge to collapse and buildings to sway, but no casualties.

A powerful 7.2-magnitude quake last month near the Pacific coast city of Acapulco also caused some building damage and widespread power outages, but no known casualties.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

US Army to send 800-member aviation unit to Afghanistan
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome