Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Strong earthquake hits Mexico, one dead 6.2

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    MEXICO CITY — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico early Wednesday, shaking buildings in Mexico City 220 miles away where people fled into the streets in their pajamas.
    The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2:22 a.m. local time (3:22 a.m. ET), was 75 miles west-southwest of Oaxaca City, Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It put the magnitude at 6.5, but later downgraded this to 6.2.
    Civil protection officials in the city had no initial reports of casualties, although a photograph taken by the european pressphoto agency showed a collapsed building in the area.

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    "It felt strong, especially near the coast. It woke me up, I was scared too," said Oaxaca civil protection official Gilberto Mateo. "For now we haven't had reports of damage, we are checking communities."

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    Earthquake hits southern Mexico


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    A strong earthquake rattled the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca today, and was felt at least as far away as Mexico City, seismologists said.
    The US Geological Survey said the 6.5-magnitude quake was centred in a sparsely populated, mountainous area of Oaxaca, near the southern Pacific coast.
    Gilberto Lopez, of the Oaxaca state civil defence department, said his office was still assessing the situation and did not yet know if there were injuries or damage.
    The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 2.22am local time (7.22am Irish time). Its centre was about 75 miles (120km) west-southwest of Oaxaca city, the state capital, and 220 miles (355km) south-southeast of Mexico City.

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    Strong earthquake hits Mexico, one dead


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    Mexico (Reuters) - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Wednesday, leaving one man dead and shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City but sparing infrastructure from serious damage.

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    In the historic center of the city of Oaxaca people felt the tremor strongly and several hotels were evacuated briefly.
    "It was pretty strong," said Jorge Cervantes, a security guard at Hotel Las Gaviotas in Pinotepa Nacional. "Some guests went downstairs but the building is fine and nobody is hurt."

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