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Mexico City Reports No Damage After 5.7-Magnitude Quake

May 01, 2012

Mexico City had no reported damages after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook buildings at 11:38 a.m. local time.

The epicenter of the quake was in the western state of Michoacan, 128 miles (206 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its website.

Mexico City’s subway, hospitals, water system, roads and power grid were operating normally, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said on his Twitter account.

“No news in the city, we don’t have damages,” he wrote.

Today is a national holiday in Mexico. A 7.4 temblor shook the capital on March 20, the strongest since 2003.

To contact the reporters on this story: Carlos Manuel Rodriguez in Mexico City at carlosmr@bloomberg.net; Brendan Case in Dallas at bcase4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tina Davis at tinadavis@bloomberg.net


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