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5.9 earthquake strikes Mexico

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Quake was centered offshore near the Islas Marias region of Nayarit
  • Struck at a depth of 36 kilometers (22.4 miles)

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Islas Marias region of Nayarit, Mexico Tuesday, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered offshore -- 755 kilometers (469 miles) west-northwest of Mexico City and 113 kilometers (70 miles) west-northwest of Puerto Vallarta. It struck at a depth of 36 kilometers (22.4 miles) at 5:32 p.m. (7:32 p.m. ET).

The USGS received reports from people who said they felt the shaking from as far away as Mazatlan in Sinaloa, 227 kilometers (141 miles) away.

 
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