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Strong quake hits Mexico, shakes capital

Published on Jul 29, 2014 9:14 PM
 
People wait outside their houses after an earthquake struck Mexico, in Mexico City on July 29, 2014. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Mexico on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, shaking buildings as far as the capital and rousing people out of their beds at dawn. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings as far as the capital and rousing people out of their beds at dawn.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey said the quake took place at 5:46 am (6:46 pm Singapore time) in Veracruz state, at a depth of 95 kilometers and 19 kilometers southwest of the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara.

National civil protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said no casualties or damage were spotted after authorities checked the entire state of Veracruz.

 
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