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Friday April 8, 2011

Mexico Shaken by Strong Earthquake with No Report of Serious Damage or Casualties

Mexico Shaken by Strong Earthquake with No Report of Serious Damage or Casualties

Photo: Earthquake in Las Choepas, Veracruz Mexico

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The Mexican government is reporting a strong earthquake occurring early Thursday morning at approximately 8:11 a.m. local time in the state of Veracruz.

The strong earthquake registered 6.5 on the Richter scale and struck approximately 103 miles deep into the earth which resulted in no reports of serious damage or any casualties.  The center of the quake occurred 51 miles southwest of Las Choepas where buildings swayed for several seconds causing some panic and having people run into the streets from the buildings.

The review concluded, we have no damage,” said Marcelo Ebrard, Head of Mexico’s Federal Government.

In the early hours in Japan a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck killing one.  This was considered the strongest aftershock after the devastating 9.0 earthquake that triggered the deadly tsunami several weeks ago.