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5.7 magnitude quake shakes southeast Mexico

A strong earthquake deep underground struck southeast Mexico on Friday in Veracruz province, the US Geological Survey reported.

world Updated: Feb 26, 2011 16:16 IST

A strong earthquake deep underground struck southeast Mexico on Friday in Veracruz province, the US Geological Survey reported.

The 5.7-magnitude quake occurred at 7.07am (1307 GMT) some seven kilometers (four miles) from the town of Acayucan and about 470 kilometers (290 miles) east of the capital Mexico City.

No immediate injuries or damage was reported from the temblor, which struck at a depth of 132 kilometers (82 miles).

The region was the scene of devastating flooding last year that left dozens of people dead and thousands homeless.