Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
March 27, 2013; 5:35 AM ET
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 rattled southern Mexico Tuesday morning around 8:00 a.m. local time.

The quake originated about 11 miles from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico, and 227 miles from Mexico City, where shaking was reportedly felt.

There are not yet any reports of injuries.


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