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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits 166km South South West of Mexico City

Shake Map for Earthquake in Mexico Saturday 10th December 2011, image courtesy US Geological Survey

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit 42km South West of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico and 166km South South West of Mexico City. The quake hit on Saturday evening at 19:47:26 local time. Light damage is expected of quakes of this magnitude at this depth, though the shaking felt will be strong. The earthquake epicentre was 65km below the surface.

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