6.4-magnitude quake hits Mexico near Acapulco

6.4-magnitude quake hits Mexico near Acapulco

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on May 8, 2014, causing buildings to sway in Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the streets.

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by Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY

KING5.com

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 11:19 AM

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of southern Mexico Thursday about 60 miles northwest of Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake rocked downtown Mexico City, located about 190 miles northeast of the epicenter.

Initial reports from a reporter tweeting in the capital said the quake lasted for as long as 40 seconds, where office workers streamed into the streets.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said initial indications find no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The USGS downgraded the magnitude of the quake from 6.8 to 6.4.

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