Massive Quake Jolts Mexico

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Mexico City: A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has rocked southern and central Mexico. The tremors reportedly shook buildings across the country’s capital.

The quake hit the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports. Situated closest to the epicenter is the municipality of Pinotepa de Don Luis, 2 kilometers away with a population of some 6,700. Tremors were felt as far as Mexico city, with locals posting videos of shaking trees and buildings to social media.

Over 300 people, including schoolchildren, died from a powerful earthquake in central Mexico last September.