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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 18, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for Easter.

The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico's capital, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Civil protection officials were patrolling the city to check for damage and casualties.

The quake struck 164 miles southwest of Mexico City, which shook for at least 30 seconds. Buildings swayed as people fled high rises and took to the streets. Because of the Easter holiday, that city was less crowded than usual.

According the USGS, the quake's center was 30 miles deep.

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