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Strong quake measuring 6.4 shakes Mexico City, knocks out power

Published on May 9, 2014 3:01 AM

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Thursday, causing buildings to sway, knocking out power and sending people fleeing into the streets.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered 15 kilometers north of the town of Tecpan de Galeana in southern Guerrero state and 277 kilometers southwest of Mexico City.

The earthquake had a depth of 23 kilometers. The USGS initially measured it at 6.8-magnitude before revising it down.

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