US authorities issued a tsunami alert for the coasts of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras after a strong earthquake in Mexico that rocked Central America on Tuesday.
According to the National Seismological System, the earthquake reached a magnitude of 7.5 on the Ritcher scale in the region south of Crucecita. So far there have been no reports of injuries or physical damage.
This alert issued by the Pacific Tsunami Alert Center covers a 1,000 km radius around the earthquake’s epicenter in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
SISMO Magnitud 7.5 Loc 23 km al SUR de CRUCECITA, OAX 23/06/20 10:29:02 Lat 15.57 Lon -96.09 Pf 5 km pic.twitter.com/7QBBeTsb7S
— Sismológico Nacional (@SSNMexico) June 23, 2020
The United States seismological service recorded the quake as having 7.4 degrees of intensity. Due to the shallow depth of the quake’s epicenter, just 23 kilometers below the surface, it is estimated that there may be material damage and even death. No information has yet been confirmed by local authorities.