April 28, 2008 / 12:39 AM / 9 years ago

Earthquake rocks southern Mexico, no injuries

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit southern Mexico on Sunday, startling tourists and residents on the Pacific coast and shaking Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The earthquake hit north of the Pacific resort of Acapulco just after 7 p.m. (0000 GMT, Monday) at a depth of 55 miles (88 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It was felt strongly in Acapulco but there were no signs of damage, witnesses said. The quake also shook the capital Mexico City, some 100 miles away.

Emergency workers said there was no immediate effect in the capital, home to some 18 million people. An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude is capable of causing considerable damage.

Reporting by Gerardo Torres and Alistair Bell, editing by Jackie Frank

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