BREAKING: Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Tsunami Waves Possible for Parts of Central America

By  //  June 23, 2020

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Earthquake detected around 11:29 a.m. ET

U.S. Geological Survey detected a magnitude 7.4 earthquake off the coast of Southern Mexico near Santa María Zapotitlán on Tuesday. (USGS Image)

MEXICO – U.S. Geological Survey detected a magnitude 7.4 earthquake off the coast of Southern Mexico near Santa María Zapotitlán on Tuesday.

National Weather Service’s (NWS) Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says “hazardous” tsunami waves from the quake are possible within 620 miles of the epicenter, along the Pacific coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

The temblor had a depth of 16 miles.

The quake was first detected around 11:29 a.m. ET

The possibility of Tsunami waves could range from 3-9 feet along parts of the coasts in Mexico, according to the PTWC. Ecuador could see tsunami waves up to 3 feet.

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