Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

2015-11-23 23:07


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Mexico City - An earthquake rattled central Mexico on Monday, swaying buildings in Mexico City. Some office workers rushed to the streets in the capital.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera wrote in his Twitter account that there was no immediate word of damage or casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5.

Mexico's National Seismological Center said it was centred on the southern Pacific Coast, inland from the resort of Acapulco. The quake was also felt strongly there, but no damage was immediately reported.

The USGS placed the epicentre in the sparsely populated mountains north-east of Acapulco, about 260km south of Mexico City.

Because of its site on an unstable former lake bed, the capital often feels such quakes strongly even if they occur some distance away.

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