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Strong, long, 7.4 quake shakes Mexico City


MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's president says there are no reports of major damage after the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico today.

It shook central and southern parts of the country, and left buildings swaying in Mexico City. The initial quake was followed by a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock that was also felt in the capital.

Frightened workers and residents poured into the streets of the capital when the quake hit. A pedestrian bridge collapsed and crushed a microbus in Mexico City, but there were no reports of deaths. A building in one neighborhood appeared to be on the verge of collapsing.

A hotel owner near the epicenter of the quake said it was the longest and strongest quake he ever felt.






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