Earthquakes rattle Southern Mexico

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Southern Mexico was struck by two larger earthquakes on Monday. 

The first rattled around 3:19 a.m. Pacific Time measuring at 4.3 magnitude.

The quake was centered near San Pedro Mixtepec.

At 1:15 p.m. PT a second quake, 5.4 magnitude, hit the Pacific Coast of Mexico near Cuajinicuilapa.

Both cities are south of Acapulco, Mexico.

The larger quake was felt in Mexico City, according to Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, and people had to evacuate buildings.

The center of the earthquakes are both located hundreds of miles away from Mexico City.

Tall buildings were swaying in the Mexican capital. There is no immediate word of any damage or injuries related to the Monday afternoon quake.

Mexico City is built on a former lakebed, meaning earthquakes even far away are felt strongly there.

KRON4’s Earthquake Center has the latest info to stay up to date on quakes worldwide.

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