Mar 20, 2012

Major earthquake shakes Mexico

It rocked and rolled us here in Mexico City, 200 miles from the center. But no damage. We wonder what the Obamas are thinking with Malia in Oaxaca City, only 100 miles from the center. 

Globalpost: "A 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico and the capital Tuesday, in what wintesses described as "long" and "strong," according to the Associated Press.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties but many workers left office buildings in Mexico City as a precautionary measure. President Felipe Calderon posted a message on Twitter just minutes after the quake that no major damage was reported, Bloomberg reported. The mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, surveyed the city by helicopter and reported that he did not see any destruction.

The epicenter of the earthquake is said to be in a rural area between the southern city of Oaxaca and the coastal resort of Acapulco." read more

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