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Magnitude 8.2 Mw
Depth 50.1 km (31.1 mi)
Epicenter 15°04′05″N 93°42′54″W / 15.068°N 93.715°W / 15.068; -93.715Coordinates: 15°04′05″N 93°42′54″W / 15.068°N 93.715°W / 15.068; -93.715
Type Dip-slip (normal)
Areas affected Mexico, Guatemala
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Tsunami Yes
Aftershocks 3,831
Casualties 98 dead, 300+ injured

The 2017 Chiapas earthquake was a strong earthquake that hit Mexico and Guatemala on September 7, 2017. The quake scored a magnitude of 8.4 Mw on the magnitude (or strength) scale. At least sixty people died.

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