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Earthquake rocks Mexico

By Marion V.Ali

An earthquake on Wednesday, measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale and centred near Tecpan de Galeana in southern Guerrero state, or 190 miles south-west of Mexico City rocked several communities but caused no damage or injuries in its wake.

A map provided by the BBC World News shows the earthquake’s location and the areas of impact.

Mexico, which lies on top of three continental plates, is frequently affected by tremors seismic experts are concerned that more tremors could follow that may cause damage to weakened buildings.

The quake had a depth of 15 miles. It followed a 7.2-magnitude quake that shook central and southern Mexico last month.

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