By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 7:42 PM EDT, Wed April 11, 2012

Mexico City (CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck near Mexico's western coast on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter of the quake was 32 miles (51 kilometers) southwest of La Mira, Michoacan, USGS said.

The U.S. agency said the quake was about 40 miles (65 kilometers) deep. Mexico's National Seismological Service reported its depth at 10 miles (16 kilometers), and said its magnitude was 6.4.


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