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Mexico hit by 5.7-magnitude earthquake in Veracruz state

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Veracruz state in Mexico. The epicentre was located around seven miles north of Nopalapan in the state of Veracruz. On Thursday, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook a small community in south-eastern Mexico.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was roughly seven miles north of Nopalapan. The village, which has a population of about 2,000 people, is located in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

The preliminary magnitude was 5.7, and the epicentre was around 7 miles (12 kilometres) west-northwest of the town of Nopalapan at a depth of 69 miles, according to the US Geological Survey (111 kilometers).

The tremor triggered seismic alarms in Mexico City, 235 miles (380 kilometres) away, but it was not felt there. There were no reports of damage at the time.

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