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Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 22:19:13-04

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco has killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed and another injured in a building collapse in Huatulco.

Otherwise, he said reports were of minor damage such as broken windows and collapsed walls.

Oaxaca state's governor reported a second death, and civil defense authorities reported two more.

The U.S. Geologic Survey said the magnitude 7.4 quake hit at 10:29 a.m.

Tuesday near Mexico’s southern Pacific coast at a depth of 16 miles (26 km).