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Mexico Earthquake: 5.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

First Posted: 04/10/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:30 PM ET

Mexico Earthquake
A Mexico earthquake rattled the southern and central parts of the country this evening.

A strong earthquake struck Mexico at 6:47 local time this evening, registering with a 5.7 magnitude, according to the USGS.

The Mexico earthquake struck in the Oaxaca region in southern Mexico, 285 miles southeast of Mexico City. It had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 before being revised to 5.7.

Reuters reports that the epicenter of the earthquake was Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Some Twitter users in Mexico City reported feeling the quake, though others said they did not. One witness in Mexico City said his building shook for approximately 30 seconds.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

This is a developing story.


Filed by Craig Kanalley  |