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Strong earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hits Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 June 2018, 11:47 IST

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Mexico’s Pacific coast just before midnight, according to the US Geological Survey.

A minor tremor was felt 44 kilometres in the southwest of San Patricio. However, there no official report of damage and casualties recorded.

The Governor of a small coastal state Colima state bordering Jalisco said the tremor had been felt throughout the state but no damage had been reported.

Usually, earthquake above 6.o is considered very strong on the Richter scale but do not cause any harm to the structures. Such earthquakes are usually felt across a wide radius, even up to hundreds of miles from the epicentre.

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First published: 30 June 2018, 11:36 IST
 
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