Mexico hit by 6.4-magnitude earthquake

By Kyle Johnson,

On Thursday, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Mexican state of Guerrero and managed to shake buildings in Mexico City, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

According to Reuters, the epicenter of the quake was along the coast of Guerrero and the U.S. Geological Survey said the depth was at about 14.9 miles.

The quake was at first said to be a 6.8, but was downgraded shortly after and no tsunami warning was issued.

Though there was no damage, buildings in Mexico City did shake, which caused temporary evacuations from office buildings. Luis Videgaray, finance minister, halted his speech at the National Palace saying, "I think we'd better take a pause if you don't mind."

A publicist, Andres Alcocer, said, "I was working when I started to feel seasick and we left the office."

In mid-April, Mexico was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, about 170 miles southwest of Mexico City and right off the Pacific coast. Much like Thursday's quake, there were no reports of fatalities, but there were minor power outages.

 
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