Moderate earthquake shakes southern Mexico

  • AP, Mexico City
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  • Updated: Aug 15, 2009 21:32 IST

A moderate earthquake has struck in a mountainous region of southern Mexico between the capital and the Pacific Ocean.

The US Geological Survey says the Saturday morning quake had a magnitude of 5.3 and was centered 5 miles (10 kilometers) from the city of Arcelia, in the coastal state of Guerrero.

It was also felt 105 miles (170 kilometers) away in Mexico City. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.


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