Two earthquakes shake Mexico

Magnitude 7.4 quake follows magnitude 7.6 one

MEXICO CITY | March 20, 2012

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Mexico Tuesday caused no injuries or damage, officials said.

The quake was centered about 115 miles east of Acapulco, about 10 miles underground, ABC News reported.

Although no damage was reported, workers at two hotels in Oaxaca said they could feel the buildings move.

"Yes, we felt the shaking for 15 to 20 seconds, but no damage," said a woman who works at the front desk of the Hotel Marina.

The quake came after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

That quake was centered along the Pacific coast, roughly between Acapulco and Oaxaca, and was felt in Mexico City area and as far away as Guadalajara.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said it did not appear likely the quake would trigger a tidal wave.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon tweeted that no serious damage had been reported after the earlier quake, saying "all of the power generation facilities are unaffected and functioning."

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