Strong 5.4 earthquake shakes southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook parts of southern and central Mexico on Saturday, the National Seismological Institute said, adding there were no reports of damage or victims.
The epicentre was located at a depth of 2km near the town of Pinotepa, in the state of Oaxaca, some 300km south-east of Mexico City, according to the institute.
The institute initially said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.8 and was situated at a depth of 10km, but later revised its findings.
The United States Geological Service, which monitors earthquakes worldwide, said the quake's magnitude was 5.4 and placed it 12km south-east of the town of San Pedro Amuzgos, in Oaxaca, at 1230 GMT (8.30pm, Singapore time).