- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake off the coast of Baja California swayed buildings in Mexico City on Tuesday. Mexico City’s mayor said there were no immediate reports of damage in the capital.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.0 quake was centered 114 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas and was 6.8 miles deep.

Many businesses were closed for a holiday in Mexico City, which has been rocked by a series of strong earthquakes and aftershocks in recent days. Few people were at work or on the street.

Alfonso Gomez, assistant director of the civil protection service in La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state, said the quake was not felt in the city. There were no immediate reports of any damage in the state, he said.



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