Mexico City: A major earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale jolted offshore Mexican state of Chiapas, on Tuesday, according to a local radio station. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property.

According to Chiapas Civil Protection Direction sources, the temblor occurred at 5.43 p.m., as reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicentre, with a depth of 44 km, was initially determined to be at 14.42 degrees north latitude and 92.96 degrees west longitude.