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Earthquake hits Mexico's Pacific coast

By Mariano Castillo, CNN
March 26, 2013 -- Updated 1426 GMT (2226 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A 5.5-magnitude earthquake is reported on the Mexican coast
  • So far, there are no reports of damage or injuries
  • A smaller, second quake was also felt

(CNN) -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's Pacific coast in the southern state of Oaxaca Tuesday morning, near the city of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake hit at 7:04 a.m. (9:04 a.m ET), about 11 miles west-southwest of the city.

It happened at a relatively shallow depth of 4.7 miles, USGS said.

A second quake, registering a magnitude of 5.1, struck nearby a few minutes later, USGS reported.

The governor of Oaxaca, Gabino Cue, said a post-earthquake alert was activated, but said there were no injuries.

"As of now, we have no reports of damage," he added.

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