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Earthquakes hit Mexico, Kamchatka coast

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 17, 2020
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico yestersday night, the national seismological survey said.
Kamchatka coast
Earthquake   Kamchatka coast
According to the seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at the depth of eight kilometers (about 5 miles), 10 kilometers south of the city of Ciudad Ixtepec in the state of Oaxaca.

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There is no information about any victims or damages caused by the earthquake.

An earthquake with a magnitude 5.5 has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the Kamchatka coast in Russia's Far East, according to U.S. scientists and Russian officials.

State-run TASS news agency quoted the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry on January 17 as saying the quake's epicenter was 94 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky at a depth of 20 kilometers.

The earthquake was registered 4:31 a.m. local time.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) also recorded the quake, initially measuring it 5.3 magnitude.

TASS said no injuries or damages have been reported.