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5.7 magnitude quake rattles Mexico, no damage reported

July 19, 2018 - 8:03 AM

MEXICO CITY - A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled southern and central Mexico on Thursday, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Workers at some Mexico City office towers temporarily evacuated their buildings, but quickly re-entered after the swaying stopped.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time (13:30 GMT) and was centred near the city of Huajuapan de Leon in southern Oaxaca state, about 140 miles (230 kilometres) southeast of the capital.

The federal civil defence agency said there were no immediate reports of incidents.

On Sept. 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed 228 people in Mexico City and 141 others elsewhere.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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