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Moderate earthquake shakes southern Mexico

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

world Updated: Aug 15, 2009 20:17 IST

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

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 Pacific Coast state of Guerrero. It was also felt 105 miles (170 kilometers away in Mexico City.