Magnitude 5.3 Quake Strikes Mexico, No Major Damage or Injuries Reported

 People stand on the street during a quake alarm in Mexico City, Mexico, April 3, 2023. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
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MEXICO CITY, April 3 (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook parts of Mexico on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), while a seismic alarm caused some residents in the capital to evacuate buildings as a precaution.

The epicenter of the quake was near the Pacific beach resort of Puerto Escondido, in southern Oaxaca state, according to the USGS.

Shortly after the quake, Oaxaca Governor Salomon Jara wrote on Twitter that no damages had been detected in the state.

In nearby Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City, authorities also ruled out damages.

Reporting by Kylie Madry and Sarah Morland; Editing by Himani Sarkar and David Alire Garcia
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