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Earthquakes Shake Widespread Area Near Mexico City

The quakes occurred early Tuesday south of the nation's capital, where buildings swayed

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    USGS
    An earthquake was reported early Tuesday near the Mexico coast.

    Earthquakes were reported early Tuesday morning south of Mexico City, but there have been no reports of injuries or significant damage.

    The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude-5.5 quake occurred at 7:04 a.m. local time, centered about 10 miles  west-southwest of Pinotepa Nacional on the Pacific Coast and 227 miles south-southeast of Mexico City. Mexico Seismology Service initially calculated the quake's magnitude at 5.9.

    A second quake shook the region a few minutes later.
     
    Mexico City's soft soil makes it especially sensitive to distant earthquakes. But Mayor Manuel Mancera said in a Twitter post that no damage was reported.

    Local news media also said there were no reports of damage close to Pinotepa Nacional.