Magnitude-5.9 earthquake hits Mexico

(CNN) -- A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit central Mexico near the Pacific Coast on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but authorities were checking for damage.

The earthquake was centered 21 miles north-northwest of La Union and more than 200 miles from Mexico City, the USGS said, though people in the capital said they could feel the tremors.

It was 46 miles deep, the USGS said.

An earthquake of this magnitude is considered moderate but capable of causing considerable damage to poorly built or badly designed structures and slight to moderate damage to well-built, ordinary structures, the USGS says.