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Mexico City, Acapulco Shaken

February 08, 1988|United Press International

MEXICO CITY — A moderate earthquake today shook Mexico City, the Pacific resort of Acapulco and areas of central Mexico, causing alarm but no reported damage or injuries, authorities said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific, 170 miles southwest of Mexico City, off the coast of Acapulco, Mexican officials said. The quake occurred at 7:51 a.m. PST and was monitored at 5.8 magnitude, according to U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Don Finley in Golden, Colo. Just 18 minutes after the Mexican quake, a magnitude 3.6 quake occurred about 10 miles southeast of San Jose, Calif. There were no reports of damage.

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