Powerful Quake Hits Mexico

Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 8:47 AM PDT
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Powerful Quake Hits Mexico

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People comfort each other after a strong earthquake rattled Mexico City on April 18, 2014. A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out, authorities said. The National Seismology Service said the quake's epicenter was 31 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Tecpan, in the southwestern state of Guerrero, near the Pacific resort of Acapulco. The US Geological Survey gave a higher measurement of 7.5-magnitude.

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday morning, shaking buildings across a swath of the country, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake hit around 9:28 a.m. local time in Guerrero state north of the resort city Acapulco, the United States Geological Survey said. The magnitude was later downgraded from 7.5

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