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  1. Earthquake hits southern Mexico, sways tall buildings in Mexico City

Earthquake hits southern Mexico, sways tall buildings in Mexico City

A strong earthquake struck in southern Mexico on Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports...

By: | Mexico City | Updated: June 28, 2016 8:40 AM
earthquake, quito, ecaudor, Rafael Correa Authorities said the quake was felt in five states. Tall buildings swayed in Mexico City 215 miles (350 kilometers) from the quake’s epicenter. (Representative image: Reuters)

A strong earthquake struck in southern Mexico on Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

Authorities said the quake was felt in five states. Tall buildings swayed in Mexico City 215 miles (350 kilometers) from the quake’s epicenter.

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The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 and its epicenter was in the southern state of Oaxaca, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis.

Felipe Reyna, coordinator for civil protection in Oaxaca, told Milenio TV that there were no initial signs of significant damage or anyone being hurt.

The quake set tall buildings rocking in Mexico City, causing people to briefly leave offices and congregate in the streets. Much of the Mexican capital is built over a former lakebed, which means that residents often feel even faraway tremors.

The official Twitter account of National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said the temblor was also felt in the states of Guerrero, Puebla and Tlaxcala.

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