Offbeat Moderate earthquake triggers alarm in Mexico City; no damage reported

18:51  16 may  2018
18:51  16 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, USGS says

  5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, USGS says A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck 11 miles south-east of Xalpatlahuac, Mexico, late Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake in southwestern Mexico was felt as far away as Mexico City about 220 miles (nearly 360 kilometers) away. In Mexico City, sirens sounded and telephone poles shook in the street, according to witnesses.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An earthquake caused buildings to shake in Mexico City and triggered quake alarms on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage .

The tremor was strong enough to trigger earthquake alarms in Mexico City , more than 200 miles (320km) away, but was shorter and less intense than the one on Saturday in the same area, Reuters reported .

A police helicopter flies over downtown as a woman waits outside a building after a tremor was felt in Mexico City on Wednesday. © Edgard Garrido A police helicopter flies over downtown as a woman waits outside a building after a tremor was felt in Mexico City on Wednesday. A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday morning, the country's seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The tremor, which was centered in the southwestern state of Guerrero, was felt lightly in Mexico City shortly after 9 a.m. and hundreds of people left office blocks and gathered in the streets. No damage was reported.

The country is still recovering from a pair of large earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September.

Wednesday's quake was originally measured as a 5.3 magnitude.

Reporting by Mexico City newsroom; editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Alistair Bell

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