6.3 Earthquake Hits Mexico City

Epicenter near that of recent strong quake
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2012 1:14 PM CDT
6.3 Earthquake Hits Mexico City
This map from the US Geological Survey shows the location of the earthquake.   (US Geological Survey)

A strong earthquake has been felt in Mexico City. Buildings rocked back and forth for several seconds in the center of the city this afternoon, but the mayor says no severe damage has yet been reported. The US Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and says the epicenter was near the border of Guerrero and Oaxaca states, very close to the epicenter of a strong quake nearly two weeks ago. (More earthquake stories.)

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