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Earthquake shakes Mexico City

Newsroom| El Universal
17:55Friday 20 March 2015

There are no damage reports so far, according to Luis Felipe Puente, National Civil Protection Coordinator.. (Photo: Francisco Montaño/EL UNIVERSAL )

According to the authorities, the seismic movement had a magnitude of 5.4.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 shook the central Valley of Mexico, and according to the National Seismological Service, it had its epicentre 23 miles south of Cuautla, in the state of Puebla.

Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong informed that so far there are no reports of damage in the country.

The mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera, said that many buildings were evacuated, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

Luis Felipe Puente, National Civil Protection Coordinator, said that the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, and that there are "no damage reports so far."

The Ministry of the Interior added that the emergency protocols have been activated for the central area of the country, while the National Water Commission will also check on the water infrastructure.

Eruviel Ávila, governor of the State of Mexico, informed that the "emergency protocol has been activated in order to find damages caused by the earthquake."

The governor of Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle, said that there are no damage reports and that the civil protection authorities have activated the security protocols.