Magnitude 7.1 quake rattles Mexico City
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday (early Monday in the Philippines), causing panic among the 20 million inhabitants of the megalopolis on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.
The US Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico’s Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale.
The institute said the quake’s epicenter was located 7 kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.
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