Moderate quakes hit western, southern Mexico

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MEXICO CITY, Nov 27 (Reuters) A moderate earthquake hit Michoacan state in western Mexico but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

A magnitude 5.8 quake hit 55 miles (90 km) south-southwest of the state capital Morelia, with its epicenter 49.8 miles (80.1 km) underground, the US Geological Survey said.

''There is no damage for the moment,'' said civil protection official Hugo Magana in Morelia. ''They are going around checking the cities.'' Earlier yesterday, a 5.6-magnitude quake shook the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

Reuters AK VP0442

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