Magnitude-6.1 quake shakes Mexico City; epicenter in Guerrero region

MEXICO CITY - A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook Mexico's capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The agency indicated that the epicenter was in Guerrero -- about 150 miles south of Mexico City.

There is no immediate word of damage or casualties.

Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.

The magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific Coast.

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