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A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Chiapas, Mexico

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Minutes ago, Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN) reported that a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean, 121 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico at a shallow depth of 15km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on preliminary data the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage. Towns or cities that might have felt weak shaking include San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José) (pop: 756) located 90km from epicenter of the quake, Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560), located 96km away, Buenos Aires (pop: 4,260), 100km away and Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700), 110 km away.

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