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Magnitude-6.2 quake rattles S. Mexico

07-01-2010 09:59 BJT

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A strong earthquake has rattled southern Mexico, killing at least one person.

The magnitude-6.2 quake, early Wednesday, hit areas about 125 kilometers southwest of Oaxaca city near the southern Pacific coast.

The tremor was felt as far north as Mexico City, where people fled homes and hotels in the early hours of the morning.

A 49-year-old man was killed when a beam fell from his roof in a town near the epicenter.

Officials, are still trying to assess damage, but do not believe it to be extensive.


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