A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, 68 miles south-west of Puerto Madero on Tuesday night, the United States Geological Survey confirmed.

Reports stated that the quake was first reported around 8:27 p.m. local time (9.27 p.m. EST). Countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala were also reportedly impacted by the quake.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre monitoring agency had initially reported that the quake was of 6.2 magnitudes. No information was available about the extent of damages and injuries.

Meanwhile, Dr. Falih Daim, who has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of New South Wales, Australia, took to Twitter to state that the earthquake was “likely to be caused by a fault that trend orthogonal to the shore line and represents a sub plate boundary.”

John Cassidy, an earthquake seismologist from Vancouver Island, said “Seismic waves from the earthquake off the coast of Mexico are now rolling across Canada.”

earthquake Representational image of earthquake that struck the area of Napa, California in the early hours of Aug 24, 2014 Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images