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Another major earthquake hits southern Mexico

April 3, 2012

A massive earthquake struck Mexico earlier this week, marking the second ground-shaking event to occur in the nation within the past month. The AFP reports a 6.3-magnitude quake shook southwestern Mexico, including Mexico City, and sent many residents into a panic. This comes nearly two weeks after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca and Guerrero.

The recent natural disaster was located in the same region as the first, and CNN reports the epicenter was about 17 miles outside of Ometepec, Guerrero. So far, no injuries or damages related to the quake have been reported. The news source indicates Mexico is one of the most seismically active locations in the world. An average day will see about seven different quakes with magnitudes higher than 3.0, which means those in the area will feel the ground shake.

People who are out of the country for work or school can use international phone cards to make calls to Mexico and check up on their friends and families. Those in the more immediate area were subjected to seven aftershocks in the two hours following the initial quake.


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