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Sunday 07 of March 2021

TUSGS Says Mexico Quake Magnitude 7.1


A hotel building in Oaxaca that was destroyed by last night's earthquake,photo: Cuartoscuro/Ángel Hernánez
A hotel building in Oaxaca that was destroyed by last night's earthquake,photo: Cuartoscuro/Ángel Hernánez
It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City

MEXICO CITY – The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City .

The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1

It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.

Mexico’s seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla.

Earlier in the day buildings across the city held preparation drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake.