Strong, Long 7.9 Quake Shakes Mexico City

A strong, long 7.9 earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey set the intensity at 7.9 on the Richter scale. Mexico's National Seismological Survey said the temblor had an
epicenter southwest of Ometepec.

It was six miles underground.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by SoManyMike on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:30 PM
    And I'm down to get the friction on.
  • by Goober Location: ENC on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    Here we go again!!!watch millions of our borrowed chinese dollars go to another country while we still have Americans suffering from the effects of Katrina and Irene
  • by SoManyMike on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM
    Sir Mix-a-lot writing the headlines now?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    Isn't that near where Malia Obama on Spring Break?
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