5.3 Quake Shakes Central Mexico; Some Evacuations in Capital

March 20, 2015 10:40 PM

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A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Friday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending hundreds of people into the streets.

There was no immediate word of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 4:30 p.m. local time in the state of Puebla near Tulcingo del Valle, about 100 miles (163 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. It had a depth of 31 miles (52 kilometers).

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