A Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) officer points to a screen graphic at the BMG office of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck North Sulawesi province on January 21, 2007 on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital.
There is no immediate word of damage or casualties and seismologists have not yet issued a calculation of its power or epicenter.
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 away on the Pacific Coast.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Three people have been hurt in a hatchet attack at a Wal-Mart in East Texas and police arrested a transient on assault charges.