Mexico Earthquake 2012: 5.4-Magnitude Quake Rattles Mexico



Mexico Earthquake 2012: 5.4-Magnitude Quake Rattles Mexico

04/13/12 09:27 AM ET AP


MEXICO CITY — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook southern Mexico early Friday morning, causing no reported damage but swaying tall buildings in the capital of Mexico City about 230 miles away.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake’s epicenter was located about 6 miles (11 kilometers) off Mexico’s Pacific Coast near the town of Pinotepa Nacional in southern Oaxaca state at 5:10 a.m. local time. A magnitude-5.3 aftershock followed about three hours later.

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said via Twitter that everything was operating normally in the metropolis of more than 21 million people.,,


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