“Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country’s central region Tuesday. Buildings shivered in Mexico City, and dozens collapsed, sending clouds of dust skyward.
Residents, who just hours before had taken part in large simulated-earthquake drills to mark the anniversary, emptied into the streets when the real quake struck.
“”Many people had just returned to their desks when the real one hit,” freelance reporter Natasha Pizzey told All Things Considered…
“In its preliminary assessment, the U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 earthquake’s epicenter was just over 3 miles east-northeast of Raboso, in the state of Puebla, some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City.”
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