Preliminary 6.5 earthquake hits southern Mexico, sways buildings in capital

A strong earthquake has struck in southern Mexico, causing tall buildings to sway hundreds of miles away in the capital.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Friday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was centered about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas.

Some people have evacuated offices along a central boulevard in Mexico City.
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