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7.0-magnitude quake hits Mexico -- USGS


09:05, April 12, 2012

MEXICO CITY, April 11 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 7.0 degrees on the Richter scale hit Michoacan, Mexico at 22:55:16 GMT (05:55:16 pm local time) Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 84 kilometers, was initially determined to be at 18.3400 degrees north latitude and 102.7480 degrees west longitude.

Mexico's National Seismological Service said it was a 6.4- magnitude quake. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.


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