The United States Geological Survey announces that an earthquake was recorded in western Mexico on Sunday.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 was recorded in western Mexico, in the Gulf of California, announced this Sunday the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake took place at 1:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. Paris time).
Authorities have ruled out the risk of a tsunami, the US Oceanic and Atmospheric Observation Agency (NOAA) said.
Pacific Ring of Fire,
This is not the first time that Mexico has been hit by a major earthquake. In March, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake was recorded in the state of Oaxaca, in the south of the country.
In September 2022, another earthquake of magnitude 6.9 killed two people.
On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 quake killed 369 people. Entire buildings had collapsed in the center of Mexico City. And on September 19, 1985, an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 ravaged the center of the capital, killing more than 10,000 people.
Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where the meeting of tectonic plates causes high seismic activity, Mexico lives under the threat of large-scale earthquakes.
Source: BFM TV