A powerful 7.4 struck magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least six people and causing tremors hundreds of miles away in Mexico City The fatalities were near the quake’s epicenter in Oaxaca.
Buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City shook, and two people were injured and more than 30 buildings in the capital suffered damage, officials said.
Quakes of magnitudes over 7 are major earthquakes capable of widespread, heavy damage. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had warned that the Pacific coasts of Mexico and Central and South America faced a possible tsunami but later said the danger had passed. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of Tuesday’s quake was located 69 km (43 miles) northeast of the town of Pochutla.