7.6 Earthquake Hits Guerrero/Oaxaca Border in Southern Mexico; Felt Across The Country

Mexico City, MX -

A strong 7.6 earthquake that lasted a prolonged period had stuck in Guerrero state, near the border with Oaxaca state in southern Mexico. Electricity has been knocked out as far away as Mexico City, as well as places in Central America.

The quake struck at 12:02 local time at a depth of 11 miles. So far there have been no reports of major damage, though some smaller pockets of damage has occurred in Oaxaca.

Gabino Cue, the governor of Oaxaca, reported cracks and broken windows in several schools and minor damage to a number of Oaxaca City's iconic monuments. He said signposts had fallen in the city as well.

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