Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes southwest Mexico

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes southwest Mexico

MEXICO - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the southwest Mexican state of Oaxaca on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake had a depth of 10 km and its epicentre was 16 km (10 miles) west of the town of Pinotepa Nacional.

A magnitude 5.8 quake is capable of causing considerable damage.

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