posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 06:35 PM
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- A strong earthquake near a coastal resort on the Pacific Ocean jolted the region Thursday and could be felt nearly 200
miles away in Mexico City.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and struck around 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ET). The temblor was centered
about 25 miles east of the resort community of Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerrero, according to the USGS.
Zihuatanejo is located 200 miles southwest of Mexico City and 120 miles northwest of Acapulco.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake.