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5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico: USGS

Press Trust of India
Apr 22, 2013 at 08:25am IST

Mexico: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.2 off the coast, was centered 33 km (20 miles) northwest of La Union, on the border between Guerrero and Michoacan states, close to the Pacific coast.

The quake was felt in Mexico City, 325 km (200 miles) away, where buildings shook and residents briefly ran outdoors but came back in shortly after the shaking stopped, a witness said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico: USGS

The quake was centered 33 km northwest of La Union, on the border between Guerrero and Michoacan states, close to the Pacific coast.

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