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EarthQuake, Magnitude 5.9, Shakes Mexico City

Mexico City (February 19, 2018): A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage.

The magnitude 5.9 quake hit 43 km (27 miles) east of Oaxaca at a depth of 10 km at 0656 GMT, the US Geological Survey said.This is a developing story and will be updated as further details are made available.The earthquake woke residents of Mexico City, with many people running into the streets.

The tremor was strong enough to trigger earthquake alarms in Mexico City, more than 200 miles (320 km) away, but was shorter and less intense than one of Friday in the same area that damaged about 1,000 houses.

 

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