Breaking news: 6.3 earthquake strikes Mexican state of Veracruz, home to Mexico’s nuclear power plant

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (U.S. Geological Survey)

The Yucatan Times reported today:

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday July 29th, 2014, a few minutes before 6 in the morning, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.3 quake was centred in the gulf-coast state of Veracruz, about 418 kilometres east-southeast of Mexico City. The epicentre was 95 kilometres below the surface.

The quake struck near Mexico’s only nuclear power plant:

The state of Veracruz is home to a major nuclear power plant, Laguna Verde, and some of Mexico’s key petroleum facilities. State civil protection officials said preliminary checks found no damage to any of those installations.

More details as they become available.

 

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