6.4 earthquake strikes southern Mexico
19 December 2015, Nirapad News: Southern Mexico was rattled by a magnitude-6.4 quake Thursday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
The tremor was felt in the southern states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco and it prompted some tourists and residents to rush out of buildings in the colonial city of Oaxaca.
Some state government offices, including the Department of Public Safety, were evacuated, reports the stuff.co.nz
“I thought it was never going to stop,” said a shaken Vilma Santiago, who was on the second floor of a building when the quake hit. She had come to the city for information from the Consumer Protection Agency.
“It was strong. You could feel the stairs moving, and I didn’t even get the information I came for,” she said.
The US Geological Survey initially reported a magnitude of 6.6 for the quake, but later modified the calculation to 6.4. The quake struck just before 2pm local time (9am NZT) in an area of Chiapas near the Guatemalan border.
Chiapas state Civil Defense director Ricardo de la Cruz told local media some people suffered panic attacks, but there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.
The Tabasco and Chiapas civil defense agencies also reported no serious damage.