South Mexico hit by 6.0-magnitude Earthquake

6.0-magnitude quake hits south Mexico

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:54:18 GMT

An earthquake, measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale, has jolted southern Mexico, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the quake hit at 3:20 a.m. (0920 GMT) on Thursday about 31 kilometers east of the town of Altamirano located in the state of Guerrero.

USGS also said that the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 61 kilometers.

It came more than a week after a 7.4-magnitude quake hit the neighboring Guatemala, killing 48 people and injuring 150 others.

The Guatemala quake, which was followed by 30 aftershocks, was the most powerful one to hit the country since 1976 when a temblor killed about 23,000 in the Central American country.

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