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A series of quakes hit Mexico


The quake swayed buildings in Mexico City (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The quake swayed buildings in Mexico City (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Staff writers

May 1, 2012 — A series of moderate quakes hit portions of Mexico Tuesday.

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake stuck off the coast of Baja California Tuesday, swaying buildings 996 km away in Mexico City.

Officials from La Paz in Baja California Sur say the tremor was not felt in the city.

About an hour later, a magnitude-5.7 quake rumbled through the state of Michoacan.

The strongest quake to hit region Tuesday was a magnitude-6.3 quake that shook the state of Chiapas at 5:43 p.m. local time.

There have been no immediate reports of damages or injuries from any of the affected regions.





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