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Strong earthquake hits Mexico

Posted on Apr 18 2014 | IBNS

Mexico City, Apr 18 : A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the richter scale rocked central and southern Mexico on Friday.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located 17.552 degree north and 100.816 degree West at a depth of 24 km, as per the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website.

The epicentre was located 36km north of Tecpan de Galeana municipality in Guerrero.

" The April 18, 2014 M 7.2 earthquake near the western coast of Mexico occurred in the state of Guerrero, 265 km southwest of Mexico City. The earthquake occurred as the result of thrust motion at shallow depths. The initial location, depth, and mechanism of the April 18 earthquake are broadly consistent with slip on or near the plate boundary interface between the subducting Cocos oceanic sea plate and the North America plate," read USGS webiste.

There were no earlier reports of any casualty or damage to property.

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