Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes southwest Mexico, shakes capital

by Reuters
Thursday, 8 May 2014 17:18 GMT

Members of Mexico's honor guard march with the Mexican flag during an official reception for U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Canada's Defense Minister Rob Nicholson in Mexico City April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Offices were evacuated but there were no immediate reports of damage

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MEXICO CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Thursday, rattling buildings and prompting offices to be evacuated, but there were no immediate details on any damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake epicenter in the western Mexican state of Guerrero, at a shallow depth of just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

"I was working when I started to feel seasick and we left the office," said Andres Alcocer, 34, a publicist in southern Mexico City.

(Reporting by Mexico Newsroom; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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