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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

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 7:12 AM PDT
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Earthquakes Shake Widespread Area Near Mexico City

USGS

An earthquake was reported early Tuesday near the Mexico coast.

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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.

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