Reports Some People in Puerto Vallarta Felt Earthquake Today

A moderate earthquake has struck off Mexico’s central Pacific coast, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the morning quake had a magnitude of 5.2 and was centered about 86 kilometres southwest of the town of Tomatlan. Its depth was about 40 kilometres.

Civil Protection officials in Jalisco state say Thursday’s temblor was felt lightly in more than 33 municipalities, including the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta.

A Civil Protection statement said some schools and government buildings were temporarily evacuated in Puerto Vallarta, the state capital of Guadalajara and other cities.

Authorities were checking the communities affected, but no damage or injuries were initially detected.

School in Puerto Vallarta temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

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  1. Question: did the tsunami alarm go off? Someone told me yes but I’m in Nayarit and don’t know if there is a warning. ??? Also heard the beaches are closed for reason of “efecto de Mar de fondo”. ???

    1. Sirens sounded briefly, while there was no official tsunami warning, local authorities did dispatch personnel to several beaches to monitor waves as a precaution. They withdrew at 11 AM about an hour after the quake when more information was available about the location, scale, and depth.

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