Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off La Placita de Morelos, Mexico -USGS (

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near La Placita de Morelos in western Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.

The quake, which struck in the state of Michoacan, was at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) USGS said.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was risk of a tsunami near the coast of Michoacan.

(This story officially corrects to say quake struck on land and not at sea after USGS updated their alert; updates magnitude to 7.6 from 7.5, depth to 15 km)

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; editing by Jonathan Oatis


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