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A powerful earthquake rocked Mexico

A powerful earthquake rocked Mexico

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A powerful earthquake rocked Mexico City Friday night, without causing major damage, five months after a violent earthquake that killed 369 people in the capital. "The city is functioning normally, the damage is very minor," said the mayor of the mega-city of 20 million inhabitants, Miguel Angel Mancera, in the early evening on local TV. "So far, there are no casualties or injuries," said spokesman for the presidency, Eduardo Sanchez. The magnitude of the quake, which occurred at 17:39 local time (23:39 GMT), was evaluated at 7.0 by the Mexican Seismological Service and 7.5 at the USGS Geophysical Institute, which then revised it to 7 2.According to the USGS, the epicentre of the earthquake was located northeast in Don Luis, Oaxaca State, about 600 kilometres south of Mexico City....