A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook land 23 miles from Tecpan de Galeana, north of Acapulco, in Mexico at 8:27 a.m. local time.
No injuries have been reported as of 11 a.m. EDT.
The event was recorded by a seismologist and reportedly lasted for about 30 seconds.
According to the USGS, "Mexico is one of the world's most seismically active regions." This is because it sits atop three large tectonic plates, the movement of which causes the earthquakes and occasional volcanic eruptions for the country.
Aftershocks are expected to continue in the coming days. The National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has declared that there is no widespread or destructive tsunami expected from this quake.
Aftershocks will not be as strong as the initial quake. Seismologists warn to be on the lookout for fires, as they are the greatest threat following an earthquake.
Lives and property will continue to be threatened in and around South Carolina through Monday as additional torrential rain pours down, further worsening already major to catastrophic flooding.
An intense band of heavy rainfall will continue across South Carolina and parts of North Carolina, bringing storm total rainfall across some areas over one foot.
According to the BBC, the Brague River overflowed its banks, sending water into nearby towns and cities, including Cannes.
Tropical cyclones presented trouble around the world this week, while heavy snow fell in parts of Alaska.
Mujigae will bring flooding and strong winds to parts of southern China early next week.
An invasion of summerlike heat will be felt across parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales early this week.
NE Maine & Bay of Fundy (1869)
"Saxby's Gale & Great New England Rainstorm & Flood -- Storm predicted a year previously great wind/tide damage in ME and New Brunswick high floods all New England 12.35" at Canton, CT.
Denver, CO (1969)
9.6 inches of snow fell. October of 1969 would end up being the coldest and snowiest of record for Denver with 31.2 inches of snow for the entire month.
Early season snowstorm claimed 17 lives in Central New York and injured 332. Vermont suffered 17 million dollars in damage. Albany New York received 6 inches of snow which was their earliest measurable snow in 117 years of records.