Earthquake hits Mexico's Pacific coast

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:24am

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.

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.

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