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3 earthquakes shake western Mexico; no damage

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A series of earthquakes hit three regions of Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City but bringing no reports of damage.

The strongest quake hit off the state of Chiapas at 5:43 p.m. with an initial magnitude of 6.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

An earlier 5.7 quake was centered 85 miles from Michoacan state's capital, Morelia. A 5.0 quake struck 114 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas in the state of Baja California Sur.

Civil protection authorities in all three states reported no serious damage or injuries.

Many businesses were closed for a holiday in Mexico City, which has been shaken by a series of strong earthquakes and aftershocks in other parts of the country in recent weeks, and offices and streets were largely empty.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier story, read below.

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

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.0 quake was centered 114 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas and 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 is assistant director of the civil protection service in the state capital of La Paz and says the quake had not been felt in the city. He says there were no immediate reports of any damage in Baja California Sur.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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