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Southern Mexico rattled by earthquake

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes Mexico's Oaxaca state
  • No loss of life reported after quake hit at 2.22 a.m. local time
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Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A strong earthquake hit southern Mexico's Oaxaca state early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The magnitude 6.2 quake rattled the region at 2:22 a.m. local time and was centered about 220 miles south-southeast of Mexico City.

The Oaxaca state Civil Protection Agency reported no damage or loss of life. The earthquake was also felt in Mexico City and Acapulco, about 150 miles from the epicenter.

"It was long ... slow waves ... the kind we sometimes feel here," according to a receptionist at the Crowne Plaza Acapulco Hotel. There was no damage at the hotel, she said, adding some people were woken up by the quake and called the front desk to find out what was happening.