Quake hits southern Mexico, sways tall buildings in capital

Mexico City, Jun 28: A strong earthquake has struck in southern Mexico, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. Authorities said the quake yesterday was felt in five states. Tall buildings swayed in Mexico City 350 kilometres from the quake's epicentre.

The US Geological Survey said the tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 and its epicentre was in the southern state of Oaxaca, about 10 kilometres north of the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres.


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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