Magnitude 6.3 quake hits off southwest Mexico

By REUTERS
May 2, 2012 02:22




A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off southwest Mexico near the Guatemalan border on Tuesday, the US Geological Service said.

The quake, which hit 51 miles (82 km) west-southwest of Suchiate, Chiapas, had a depth of 27.3 miles (43 km), the USGS said. The quake's magnitude was originally listed as 6.0.

Earlier on Tuesday, a 5.5 magnitude quake 130 miles (210 km) from Mexico City shook the capital, but officials had no reports of damage in the city.


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