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Source: The Guradian

Mexico hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake, damaging buildings

Saturday 23:41 GMT

A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, causing minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.

In Mexico City, tall buildings swayed for more than a minute as seismic alarms sounded, with older structures in the chic Condesa neighborhood knocking into each other, and some cracks appearing in plaster and paintwork. Two young men standing by a building that collapsed during a 19 September earthquake were still hugging minutes after the tremor.

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