November 28, 2001

Strong quake rattles southern Mexico

                 MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- A strong earthquake rattled southern Mexico
                 on Wednesday, sending scared residents running from their homes. No
                 major damage or injuries were immediately reported.

                 The magnitude-6 quake was centered along the Pacific coast of the southern state
                 of Chiapas, according to the National Earthquake Information Center, in Golden,

                 It briefly knocked out electricity in Chiapas' capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and was felt
                 as far away as El Salvador and Mexico City, 475 miles (760 kms) northwest of the
                 quake's epicenter.

                  Copyright 2001 The Associated Press.