5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico, no damage reported

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled southern and central Mexico on Thursday, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Workers at some Mexico City office towers temporarily evacuated their buildings but quickly re-entered after the swaying stopped.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time (13:30 GMT) and was centered near the city of Huajuapan de Leon in southern Oaxaca state, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) southeast of the capital.

One minute before the earthquake, a small explosion was recorded at Mexico’s most active volcano, Popocatepetl, known in Mexico as Popo.

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The federal civil defense agency said there were no immediate reports of incidents.

On Sept. 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed 228 people in Mexico City and 141 others elsewhere.

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