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A 5.4-earthquake strikes Chiapas, Mexico.

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An hour ago, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER) reported a 5.4-magnitude earthquake 61 km southwest of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico at a depth of 227km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any significant damage.

Towns or cities that were close to the epicenter most likely felt a shaking. The towns include Reforma (pop. 1,100) located 11 km from the epicenter, Venustiano Carranza (pop. 15,500) 50 km away, Comalapa (pop. 18,700) 52 km away, Las Rosas (pop. 18,800) 57 km away, Comitan (pop. 97,500) 61 km away, San Francisco Motozintla (pop. 23,800) 68 km away, Villaflores (pop. 37,200) 84 km away, San Cristobal (pop. 158,000) 94 km away, and Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop. 537,100) 113 km away.

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