April 27, 2009 / 5:05 PM / 8 years ago

Mexico hit by 6.0 magnitude earthquake: USGS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico was hit by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the quake hit 19 miles south-southeast of Tixtla, Guerrero, about 150 miles south of the capital, Mexico City. It was 25.6 miles deep.

Buildings in the capital shook.

Quakes of this magnitude are classified as strong and are capable of causing severe damage.

The USGS earlier reported the quake measured 5.8.

Reporting by Frances Kerry, Editing by Will Dunham

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