6.3 Earthquake Off the Jalisco Coast – Felt in Puerto Vallarta

At around 8:30 am this morning, Puerto Vallarta felt the rumblings of a second earthquake off the coast in the last ten days.

This morning’s earthquake recorded 6.3 on the Richter scale with an aftershock of 5.5 occurring 13 minutes after the initial earthquake.  Another earthquake off the coast on February 12 was felt Puerto Vallarta with a 5.2 on the Richter scale.

There has been no damage or Tsunami warnings issued with today’s earthquake.



MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake off Mexico’s Pacific coast state of Jalisco produced no immediate reports of damage or injuries, civil protection authorities said Sunday.

Santos Munoz, a spokesman for the Jalisco State civil protection agency, said that an early survey of the coast turned up no problems. The agency’s Twitter account reported that the quake was felt slightly in some Jalisco communities, but no damage was reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake occurred at around 8:23 a.m. local time (1423 GMT) Sunday.

It was registered at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), about 211 kilometers (131 miles) southwest of the community of Tomatlan, and 811 kilometers (503 miles) west of Mexico City.

Puerto Vallarta News

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