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Earthquake rattles Mexico City

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  • Quake measured a moderate 5.8, the U.S. Geological Survey reported
  • No reports of injuries where quake was felt in the capital, official said
  • "Yes, it scared us," said Julio Lara, a parking attendant in downtown Mexico City
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MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- A moderate earthquake of 5.8 magnitude struck southwestern Mexico on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Rafael Abreau of the USGS said there were no reports of damage from the earthquake, which was centered about 54.5 miles (87.7 kilometers) below ground, and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) south-southwest of Mexico City.

Abreau said the USGS had received reports that the earthquake had been felt in the country's capital.

Because of the depth of the earthquake, Abreau said, "we may see some minor damage."

"Yes, it scared us," Julio Lara, 38, a parking attendant in downtown Mexico City told The Associated Press. "It was strong."

The earthquake struck at 7:06 p.m. local time (8:06 p.m. ET). E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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