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7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Mexico

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(CNN) -- A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning off Mexico's southern coast near the border with Guatemala, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake happened at 6:23 a.m. local (7:23 a.m. ET), centered in the Pacific Ocean but not far from the coast, about 22 miles west-southwest of Tapachula, Mexico, and about 140 miles west of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The depth of the quake was 47.2 miles, the USGS said.

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