7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico, Tsunami Warning Issued
By Jack Phillips |www.theepochtimes.com |
A powerful earthquake centered near Huatulco in southern Mexico was felt across the country, according to reports.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the quake was registered as 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale. The tremor was centered about 7 miles west of Santa Maria Zapotitlan at around 11:30 a.m. local time.
A tsunami warning was issued along the Pacific coastlines around Central America.
The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that that “hazardous” tsunami waves from the quake are possible about 600 miles from the quake’s epicenter. That includes the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.
People who live in these coastal areas should stay alert, the center said.
“There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii” or other parts of the United States, the warning center said in another update.