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The Journal Gazette

Friday, April 12, 2013 12:22 am

Moderate earthquake felt in Mexico City

The Associated Press

A moderate earthquake shook buildings in Mexico's capital and its southwestern coast, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 and its epicenter was 27 miles (44 kilometers) north-northeast of Zihuatanejo in Guerrero state. It was 177 miles (286 kms) southwest of Mexico City.

Buildings swayed in Mexico City at 10:45 p.m. local time, but offices were largely empty for the night.

Authorities in Mexico City reported no damages or deaths.