USGS says 6.7 magnitude quake hit southwest Mexico

December 11, 2011 04:16

MEXICO CITY - A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Guerrero state in southwest Mexico at 19:47 local time on Saturday (0147 GMT Sunday), the US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake rattled buildings in Mexico City and seemed to go on for an unusually long period. There were no immediate reports of damage but residents ran out of buildings and gathered in the streets outside.

The temblor, centered 22 miles south of Teloloapan, was 40 miles deep, the USGS said.

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