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Friday August 16, 2013

5.4 Earthquake in Guerrero Shakes Buildings in Mexico City, Prompts Evacuations.

5.4  Earthquake in Guerrero Shakes Buildings in Mexico City, Prompts Evacuations.

Photo: Ometepec Guerrero Mexico Earthquake

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting an early morning earthquake measured at 5.4 that struck the town of Ometepec in Guerrero, Mexico.  The quake was strong enough to have been felt 190 miles south in Mexico City. 

The quake occurred in one of the world’s most seismologically active areas – Mexico sits on top of three large tectonic plates. 

This earthquake measured 19.5 miles deep into the earth.  Mexico City officials conducted limited evacuations as building shook in this city of nearly 9 million people. 

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to buildings. 

Last year in March a massive 7.4 earthquake hit this same region in Guerrero damaging over 2,000 homes and injuring a dozen people.  At least 800 homes collapsed in the town of Igualapa, Guerrero.