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M6.3 quake hits S. Mexico

English.news.cn   2014-07-29 20:56:16

MEXICO CITY, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter is located 19 km southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, a city in the southeastern state of Veracruz, at a depth of 95.1 km, according to the USGS.

The tremor, which struck at 5:46 a.m. local time (1046 GMT), was felt in the capital, which is over 410 km from the epicenter.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. But a number of buildings in Mexico City were evacuated.

Mexico is prone to seismic activity as it sits on top of three large tectonic plates.

Editor: yanting
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