•   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat Moderate earthquake triggers alarm in Mexico City; no damage reported

18:51  16 may  2018
18:51  16 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Earthquake jolts wide swath of Southern California

  Earthquake jolts wide swath of Southern California Magnitude-4.5 quake strikes about 6 miles south-southeast of Mt. San Gorgonio at about 4:49 a.m. , was downgraded to magnitude-4.5. It was initially reported to have a preliminary magnitude of 4.6.The temblor in the Cabazon area was felt as far west as the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley, as far south as Tijuana, and near Barstow to the north. Residents in the Inland Empire reported feeling it strongly in cities like Menifee, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula.M4.5 quake this morning occurred under San Bernardino Mtns. near a complex part of the San Andreas fault.

A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday morning, the country's seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immediate reports of casualties. No damage was reported .

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday morning, the country’s seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immediate reports of No damage was reported .

A police helicopter flies over downtown as a woman waits outside a building after a tremor was felt in Mexico City on Wednesday. © Edgard Garrido A police helicopter flies over downtown as a woman waits outside a building after a tremor was felt in Mexico City on Wednesday. A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday morning, the country's seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The tremor, which was centered in the southwestern state of Guerrero, was felt lightly in Mexico City shortly after 9 a.m. and hundreds of people left office blocks and gathered in the streets. No damage was reported.

The country is still recovering from a pair of large earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September.

Wednesday's quake was originally measured as a 5.3 magnitude.

Reporting by Mexico City newsroom; editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Alistair Bell

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, USGS says .
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck 11 miles south-east of Xalpatlahuac, Mexico, late Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake in southwestern Mexico was felt as far away as Mexico City about 220 miles (nearly 360 kilometers) away. In Mexico City, sirens sounded and telephone poles shook in the street, according to witnesses.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!