A major earthquake struck Mexico

A major earthquake struck Mexico

Oaxaca : Mexico | Mar 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM PDT
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6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico

A major earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, unleashing panic as it damaged hundreds of buildings and caused homes in the capital to bounce like "trampolines".But experts say Tuesday's quake was smaller and released far less energy.Despite the distance, it was felt powerfully in the capital where office towers swayed violently and the streets filled with people fleeing buildings.He said two people were reported injured, including the driver of an empty bus crashed under a collapsed pedestrian bridge.There have been 15 earthquakes of magnitude 7 or stronger since 1973 within 310 miles of Tuesday's quake.Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday about 300,000 people in the south side of the capital were without water after the quake damaged two aqueducts.Weaker buildings collapse with each quake, leaving a cadre of stronger ones that can withstand the shaking.The quake's epicenter was 200 miles south-southeast of Mexico City.Office workers fled into the street when the 4-magnitude quake shook Mexico City for more than a minute.Some people sat on curbs, head in their hands, to calm themselves.Mexico City was badly damaged in 1985 when a magnitude-0 earthquake killed at least 10,000 people.

Cell phone As of early Wednesday, there were still no reports of deaths from Tuesday's magnitude-4 quake centered near the border between the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, even after 10 aftershocks.

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A major earthquake struck Mexico
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vishaljayswal is based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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