A very strong earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, shook buildings in the center of the capital city of Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away, and sent hundreds of people to the streets.
According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the quake was 7.7, while the seismological institute in Mexico put the magnitude at 7.1. Quakes of this size can be devastating.
The earthquake was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca, the Mexican institute said.
Reuters witnesses in Mexico City saw no first signs of injury or damage.
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