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Quake hits Mexico's Pacific coast

Guests outside Mexico City hotel
People as far as Mexico City also felt the quake

A magnitude six earthquake has struck Mexico's Pacific coast.

The quake, which had its epicentre 65km (40 miles) north of the resort of Acapulco in Guerrero state, caused no serious damage or casualties.

But tourists had to leave their hotels and power was knocked out in parts the city. Tremors were also felt in Mexico City, cutting power to some districts.

The earthquake hit at 0042 (0542 GMT) and was followed by an aftershock of 5.4 a few hours later.

The earthquake was 29km (18 miles) below the Earth's surface.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the earthquake was too weak and struck too far inland to produce a tsunami.

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