Hurricane Norbert gains power off Mexico coast

Hurricane Norbert picked up strength as it swirled off Mexico`s Pacific coast Friday, dumping heavy rain that forced 1,000 people to evacuate to shelters and government offices to close.

5.7-magnitude quake hits off Mexico coast: USGS

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of southern Mexico on Thursday morning, US seismologists said, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties on land.