Large 5.9 Earthquake Hits Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Islas Marias region of Nayarit, Mexico Tuesday, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered offshore — 755 kilometers (469 miles) west-northwest of Mexico City and 113 kilometers (70 miles)
west-northwest of Puerto Vallarta. It struck at a depth of 36 kilometers (22.4 miles) at 5:32 p.m. (7:32 p.m. ET).

The USGS received reports from people who said they felt the shaking from as far away as Mazatlan in Sinaloa, 227 kilometers (141 miles) away.