Powerful Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

By Bill Galluccio

June 23, 2020

People are seen on a street during a quake in Mexico City, on June 23, 2020. - A 7.1 magnitude quake was registered Tuesday in the south of Mexico, according to the Mexican National Seismological Service. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP) (Photo by RODRIGO

The U.S. Geological Survey said that an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 rattled southern Mexico on Tuesday (June 23) morning. The quake was centered within the Pacific coast state of Oaxaca and was felt hundreds of miles away in Mexico City.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that "hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within [621 miles] of the earthquake epicenter." That includes the coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries. Earthquake alarms sounded in the city moments before the shaking started causing hundreds of people to rush into the streets.

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