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Major quake of 7.4 magnitude hits Mexico

The Hindu | 24/06/2020 06:34 AM | Click to read full article

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least four people and cutting off isolated villages, and causing tremors hundreds of miles away in Mexico City. The fatalities were near the quake's epicentre in Oaxaca.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicentre of Tuesday's quake was located 69 km northeast of the town of Pochutla. It was very shallow, only 26 km below the earth's surface, which would have amplified the shaking.