The 8.2 earthquake in 2017, the most powerful quake in Mexico in a century, occurred near the Middle America Trench, a zone in the eastern Pacific where one … The earthquake’s magnitude was 7.5, according to Mexico’s national seismological service, and was centered in the Pacific Ocean, about 14 miles off the coast, south of … The quake struck the southern state of Oaxaca Tuesday. MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake has shaken southern and central Mexico; no immediate word on damage. A powerful earthquake was felt in Mexico City, one of the world’s largest megalopolises, and officials warned of the potential for tsunami waves to strike the coast of Mexico and central America. Earthquakes Within ALL of USA, Canada, Mexico 2.0+ Last 7 Days Enable JavaScript to view the Google Map. A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit large swaths of southern and central Mexico, killing at least one person, according to the country’s president. After Tuesday's earthquake, engineering lecturer Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype, from Imperial College London, told the BBC that people in Mexico, as in much of Latin America… Mexico City earthquake of 1985, also called Michoacán earthquake of 1985, severe earthquake that occurred on September 19, 1985, off the coast of the Mexican state of Michoacán, causing widespread death and injuries and catastrophic damage in Mexico’s capital, Mexico City. 1.9 magnitude earthquake Today 2021-01-16 16:27:15 UTC at 16:27 January 16, 2021 UTC Location: Epicenter at 32.502, -115.269 8.2 km from Puebla (5.2 miles) Mexico earthquake: 7.4 magnitude quake hits south of country. Earthquakes in the past 7 days of magnitude 2.0 or greater within 3500 mi Update time = Mon, 18-Jan-2021 00:19:39 PST There is a tsunami risk along the country’s southern coast and for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Mexico was still in the midst of recovering from another powerful earthquake that had struck southern Mexico on September 7. U.S. A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck offshore Oaxaca, Mexico, on June 23, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. Latest earthquakes in or near Mexico and Central America past 30 days Updated 15 Jan 2021 22:23 GMT - Refresh During the past 30 days, Mexico and Central America was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 6.1, 4 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 196 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 963 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 231 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. ET. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth of 16 miles (26 km). Comments ( 0 ) Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email this article Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico hit on the anniversary of a devastating 8.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on the same day 32 years ago in Mexico City.