A Massive Earthquake Jolted Southern Mexico

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Midday around late March , a 7.4‐magnitude earthquake rattled southern Mexico
with the epicenter about 15 miles east of Ometepec, Guerrero. The quake left at
least 11 people injured and hundreds of houses ruined nationwide.
The temblor knocked down exterior parts of buildings as far as Mexico City, about
200 miles from the epicenter. It was the strongest to affect the capital since an 8.0
quake hit in 1985, causing about 10,000 deaths.
As assessed by Mexican officials a day after the struck, no death but a widespread
alarm was caused. The authorities were evaluating damage by surveying buildings
and other infrastructure.