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Quake rattles southern Mexico, causing fright, no known harm

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 13:07:53-05

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An earthquake has struck southeast Mexico, sending people fleeing into the streets. The U.S. Geological Survey has given a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 and says the epicenter was about 7 miles west-northwest of the town of Nopalapan at a depth of 69 miles. It hit at 8:40 a.m. local time Thursday. The quake triggered seismic alarms 235 miles away in Mexico City, but it was not felt in the capital.  There are no immediate reports of damage.