Earthquake shakes Mexico City
- Mann Ki Baat: Every life lost in Kashmir is a loss to our nation, says PM Narendra Modi
- Our collective mistakes, mishandling, have pushed Kashmir youth to violence: Omar Abdullah
- Kashmir violence: 'Alternative' to pellets already in use, says CRPF affidavit
- ISRO successfully test launches scramjet engine from Sriharikota
- Sri Lanka: Still Counting the Wounds
Earthquakes shook a broad swath of southern Mexico today, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded.
But there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
The US Geological Survey said a magnitude-5.5 quake hit at 7:04 am (1304 GMT), centred about 17 kilometres west-southwest of Pinotepa Nacional on the Pacific Coast and 365 kilometres south-southeast of Mexico City.
Mexico Seismology Service initially calculated the quake's magnitude at 5.9.
A second quake shook the region a few minutes later.
Mexico City's soft soil makes it especially sensitive to distant earthquakes. But Mayor Manuel Mancera said in a Twitter post that no damage was reported.
- Public policy today, demands a bureaucracy less generalist
- Ironically, freedom of speech was first restricted to curb anti-Pakistan views
- Scorpene data leak underlines hazards of India’s dependence for military hardware
- Government has the opportunity to rein in food inflation on a sustainable basis
- PM Dahal must address coalition concerns, balance relations with India, China
- Dalits are angry about the hollowness of the current hyper-nationalism