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World|life|September 8, 2017 / 01:05 PM
Strong earthquake hits off Mexico’s coast

AKIPRESS.COM - A powerful earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico late Thursday, shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City and sending worried residents fleeing into the streets. At least two deaths were reported in the immediate aftermath of the quake, NYTreported.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 and struck about 60 miles southwest of Pijijiapan, off the coast of Chiapas State, near the border with Guatemala.

The quake was felt in the capital, Mexico City, more than 450 miles from the epicenter.

Mexico City’s earthquake alarm sounded, sending people running into the streets, many of them in nightclothes, looking up nervously at shaking trees and swaying power lines.

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