A moderate earthquake has struck off Mexico’s central Pacific coast, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the morning quake had a magnitude of 5.2 and was centered about 86 kilometres southwest of the town of Tomatlan. Its depth was about 40 kilometres.
Civil Protection officials in Jalisco state say Thursday’s temblor was felt lightly in more than 33 municipalities, including the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta.
A Civil Protection statement said some schools and government buildings were temporarily evacuated in Puerto Vallarta, the state capital of Guadalajara and other cities.
Authorities were checking the communities affected, but no damage or injuries were initially detected.
School in Puerto Vallarta temporarily evacuated as a precaution.
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