Magnitude-5.6 earthquake strikes off coast of Mexico, no immediate reports of damage

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Mexico on April 25, 2016.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Mexico on April 25, 2016.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM USGS

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - An earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico early on Monday (April 25), but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, around 100km south-west of Suchiate in the state of Chiapas, was originally registered as a magnitude-5.9 tremor by the United States Geological Service. It later revised that to 5.6.

Mr Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's emergency services, said via his Twitter account that the earthquake was felt lightly in parts of Chiapas.

There had not yet been reports of damage, he said.