Strong earthquake hits Mexico

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A strong earthquake struck Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Friday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude 6.6 quake struck about 10:15 a.m. local time (11:15 a.m. EST) and was centered some 10 miles south of Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas. It struck at a depth of 40 miles.

The governor of Chiapas, Rutilio Escandón, tweeted that there were no deaths from the earthquake. He said there was some damage in the city of Suchiate.

Chiapas civil defense official Arturo Barrientos told the Associated Press there were no reports of serious damage. He said a wall at an elementary school in the state capital cracked, but students were safely evacuated.

AP Reported the quake caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital city, more than 550 miles away.the quake was also felt in neighboring Guatemala and in El Salvador.

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