No damage reported in Diocese of Mexico after quake

His Grace, Bishop Alejo of Mexico City, reported that the Cathedral of the Ascension here was not affected by the powerful and prolonged earthquake that rocked Mexico and parts of Central America on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

While electricity and phone service were cut off, there were no immediate reports of serious damage in Mexico City.

Bishop Alejo added that no damage to any of the diocese’s other parishes or missions had been reported.

The 7.6 magnitude quake was centered in southern Guerrero state, near the border with Oaxaca state, a sparsely populated area about 115 miles from the tourist resort of Acapulco and 100 miles from Oaxaca City.

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