Thursday, May 5, 2011

Earthquake shakes wide area of southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake shook Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Wednesday, sending people fleeing into the streets. No damages or injuries were reported. The magnitude-5.8 quake occurred at 8:24 a.m. local time (1324 GMT) and was centered about 85 miles (138 kilometers) east of Acapulco, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website. The quake occurred at a depth of nearly 6 miles (10 kilometers). The quake also swayed buildings in Mexico City, where some people were evacuated from buildings.


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