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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake shakes southern Mexico

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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Sunday morning, sending nervous residents of the capital into the street.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake’s epicenter was 2½ miles northwest of Corral Falso in the southern state of Guerrero. The area sits along Mexico’s Pacific coast between the beach resorts of Acapulco and Zihuatenejo. According to the USGS, the epicenter was more than 100 miles from a city.

There were no immediate reports of damage. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter that civil defense was checking for damage.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said there were no reports of incidents in the capital.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.3 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by signing up for our Unshaken newsletter, which breaks down emergency preparedness into bite-sized steps over six weeks. Learn more about earthquake kits, which apps you need, Lucy Jones’ most important advice and more at latimes.com/Unshaken.

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