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Mexico City hit by magnitude 7.1 earthquake



Mexico City Quake

Mexico City has been hit by a major earthquake, magnitude 7.1. Buildings have collapsed. The quake centered near Puebla state town of Raboso, 76 miles southeast of Mexico City itself. Thousands of people have taken to the streets waiting for any aftershocks.

It happened on the anniversary of the 8.1 magnitude quake that hit the city in 1985. Ironically, it’s the day that much of the city holds earthquake preparedness drills.


Dozens killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico | Kate Linthicum and Rong-Gong Lin II, LA Times in central Mexican state of Morelos reported 42 deaths, and officials said at least two more occurred in the State of Mexico, which surrounds the capital.

Mexico earthquake: Photos, videos show wrath of 7.1 quake | Abby Hamblin, The San Diego Union-Tribune President Enrique Peña Nieto happened to be en route to Oaxaca where a deadly 8.1-magnitude quake struck a little more than one week ago. Peña Nieto immediately returned to Mexico City and urged residents to stay out of the streets to give access to first responders, and to shut off gas lines that before returning to their homes.

Mexico earthquake LIVE: Nearly 50 killed in month’s second powerful quake | Dev Goswami, India Today quake hit Mexico just hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation on the anniversary of the devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

42 Dead In Mexico City Earthquake | Tim Pearce, The Daily Caller least forty-two people are confirmed dead after an earthquake rocked Mexico City Tuesday, just 12 days after the country suffered its strongest earthquake in a century.


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