Saturday 21 September 2019

5.5-magnitude quake rattles Mexico City

Buildings swayed as the quake struck
Buildings swayed as the quake struck

An earthquake has rattled central Mexico, swaying buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

Mexico City mayor Miguel Angel Mancera wrote on his Twitter account that there was no immediate word of damage or casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 and its epicentre was in the sparsely populated mountains north-east of Acapulco, about 160 miles south of Mexico City.

Mexico's National Seismological Centre said the quake was centred on the southern Pacific Coast, inland from the resort of Acapulco. The quake was also felt strongly there, but no damage was immediately reported.

Because of its site on an unstable former lake bed, Mexico's capital often feels such quakes strongly even if they occur some distance away.

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