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15 Jan 2020 | 04:01 AM UTC

Mexico: 5.2-magnitude earthquake hits near Pinotepa de Don Luis January 15

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes northeast of Pinotepa de Don Luis (Oaxaca) on January 15; aftershocks possible



The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.2-magnitude earthquake around 15 km (9 mi) northeast of Pinotepa de Don Luis (Oaxaca) on Wednesday, January 15. The quake hit at around 02:15 (local time) at a depth of 36 km (22 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant infrastructure damage.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.