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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:09 AM
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Oaxaca in southern Mexico hit by quake
Source: BBC News

The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico has been shaken by a strong magnitude 6.5 quake.

The quake hit early on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey reported.

Buildings in the capital, Mexico City, shook, leading some people to run out onto the streets, witnessesses said.

There are so far no reports of damage or injuries

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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:38 PM
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1. Oh, Lord, Oaxaca has the worst governor in Mexico--a fascist with death squads
whose crimes have been covered up and protected by the Calderon regime. I pray that the poor people in that region--whose uprising led by the teachers' union was crushed by Calderon's federales--have not been further harmed.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:34 PM
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2. update ..
Mexico earthquake shakes buildings as far as Mexico City

Originally registered as a 6.4-magnitude temblor, Mexicos National Seismology Service (SSN) recalculated the quakes strength at magnitude 6.0 and at a depth of 8 kilometers.

No casualties have been reported, but the quake caused minor damage to buildings in Pacific Coast communities near the epicenter in the town of Pinotepa Nacional in the state of Oaxaca, says Victor Hugo Espindola, seismologist at the SSN.

The earthquake occurred at 2:22 a.m., 120 kilometers from Oaxaca city and 355 kilometers south/southeast of Mexico City, said the US Geological Survey, which calculated the quake at 6.2 magnitude with the epicenter at a depth of 20 kilometers.

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