MEXICO CITY, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Mexico City on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The quake struck minutes before 1 p.m. local time, shaking buildings in the center of the Mexican capital for several seconds, a Xinhua reporter said.
On his Twitter account, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said that the city's flyover was undamaged in the quake and that the subway was functioning normally.
There were evacuations of buildings and scenes of distress, said the mayor.
The USGS said the epicenter of the earthquake, with a depth of 12.3 kilometers, was located some 27 kilometers southeast of the town of Ometepec in Guerrero state.
Strong earthquake hits southwest Mexico
MEXICO CITY, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted southwestern Mexico on Monday, sending tremors to Mexico City and prompting evacuations of buildings in the capital.
The quake struck minutes before 1 p.m. local time, shaking buildings in Mexico City for several seconds and sending residents fleeing to the streets. Some residents told Xinhua that lights flickered and furniture shook in their homes. Full story
6.0-magnitude quake hits Oaxaca, Mexico -- USGS
MEXICO, April 2 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Oaxaca, Mexico at 17:36:42 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 9.10 km, was initially determined to be at 16.4561 degrees north latitude and 98.2957 degrees west longitude. Full story