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Earthquake hits Mexico City


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Earthquake hits Mexico City

An earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing power cuts across the region.

Buildings were evacuated as a precaution, but no-one was injured local officials said.

The earthquake was measured at 5.8 magnitude by the US Geological Survey.

It struck at 12:19 am local time on Sunday with the epicentre about 122 kilometres south of the Mexican capital.

Ambulances could be seen on the city streets following the quake, and many people remained outside their houses, uncertain if more tremors were to follow.

Mexico City resident Oliver Lucke described his experiences: “I got scared because I was working and I was on the stairs. An alarm went off and then I don’t know what happened next, everybody got scared, the lights went off and well, it got ugly.”

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