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US News Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Mexico, buildings sway in capital

02:55  17 february  2018
02:55  17 february  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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The quake 's epicenter was 11.2 miles north-northeast of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico , and 214 miles south-southeast of Mexico City. (MORE: U.S. Earthquake Reports in the Last 24 Hours). Tall buildings in Mexico City swayed during the earthquake

A magnitude 7 . 5 earthquake hit Mexico on Friday in the western state of Guerrero, north of the resort of Acapulco. The quake shook the capital Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with building swaying as people fled on to the streets.

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MEXICO CITY — A 7.5 magnitude quake shook southern Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that rocked buildings across the capital Mexico City.

The epicenter was close to the Pacific coast in the southern state of Oaxaca and had a depth of 26.7 miles (43 km), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The area is already reeling from an earthquake that caused widespread damage in September.

Oaxaca's civil protection service said no damage had been reported so far.

In Mexico City, tall buildings swayed for more than a minute as seismic alarms sounded throughout the city, and tremors were felt as far away as Guatemala to the south.

Television images showed thousands of people in the streets in the city center, where crowds had gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

Helicopter crashes near earthquake epicentre .
Two people have been killed after a helicopter crashed while surveying the damage from a powerful earthquake in Mexico. The helicopter was carrying the Mexican interior minister Alfonso Navarrete and governor of the state of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat when it crashed on Friday night local time.They had been in a group of officials surveying damage from the earthquake, which hit the rural state and Mexico City on Friday evening.Mr Navarrete told the Televisa network: "I understand that there are people who have lost their lives.

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