Strong, long 7.4 quake shakes southern Mexico


A powerful earthquake rattled southern Mexico Tuesday.

Residents in Mexico City, which is about 200 miles away from the quake's epicenter, rushed into the streets after they felt the quake hit.

The US Geological Survey says it measured a magnitude of 7.4.

President Felipe Calderon says there have been no reports so far of serious damage, but some homes near the epicenter were affected.

Mexico's National Seismological Survey said the temblor had an epicenter southwest of Ometepec. It was six miles (10 kilometers) underground.

See a map of the earthquake location.

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