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Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Mexico - USGS

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The US Geological Survey said that Sunday a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Mexican coast.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 5.0-magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday near the Mexican coast, in the southeastern part of the country, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 46 kilometers (28.6 miles) southwest of the town of Tres Picos in Chiapas. It struck about 80 kilometers (50 miles) deep, according to the seismologists.

There were neither immediate reports of damage or casualties, nor a tsunami threat.

The last relatively deep earthquake occured near of Tres Picos in mid-December. The seismologists initially measured the strength of the earthquake at 6.4 but later upgraded it to a significantly stronger 6.6 magnitude.

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