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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes southern and central Mexico

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake - 12 km SSW of Santa María Zapotitlán, Mexico on June 23, 2020. (U.S. Geological Survey/Released)

A powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco shook southern and central Mexico on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of the extent of damage or injury. The quake hit at 10:29 a.m. local time and was seven miles from El Coyul.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.3 miles.

Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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