(ETH) A powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck in the Mexican state of Chiapas today according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake struck at 10.27 pm local time (4.27 am GMT) at an approximate depth of 11km (6.8 miles). Moreover, such was the strength of the earthquake, that John Cassidy, an earthquake seismologist from Vancouver Island said that “Seismic waves from the earthquake off the coast of Mexico are now rolling across Canada.”

There have been no reports of casualties or damage to buildings as of yet. According to reports, seismic activity was also felt in El Salvador and Guatemala. Dr. Falh Daim, from the University of New South Wales, tweeted to explain the occurrence of the earthquake. He said: “Seismic waves from the earthquake off the coast of Mexico are now rolling across Canada.” Following the earthquake in Mexico, the USGS has also reported a magnitude 6.3 quake in the Sea of Okhotsk between Russia and Japan. (Read More…)