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6.4-magnitude quake rocks Mexico coast

Published:Thursday | May 8, 2014 | 1:46 PM

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP):

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital today, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.

The quake in southern Guerrero state had an epicenter about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of Tecpan de Galeana, according to the US Geological Survey, and was felt about 171 miles (277 kilometers) miles away in Mexico City, where office workers streamed into the streets away from high-rise buildings.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

Tecpan, near the epicenter, shook ferociously, causing a "wave of panic" and some roofs to cave in, said Mayor Crisoforo Otero Heredia.

However, there were no injuries.

In Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, a wall collapsed and in Acapulco civil protection crews had found nothing so far except scared citizens who were forced to take refuge in the heavy rain that was hitting the region.


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