Mexico Earthquake 2012

Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
View of a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Experts make an inspection in a building of Mexico City damaged by a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Experts make an inspection in a building of Mexico City damaged by a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
An expert makes an inspection in a building of Mexico City damaged by a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Tourists make phones calls after a strong earthquake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico Tuesday, damaging hundreds of houses and sending people into the streets of the capital. But there were no immediate reports of casualties. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Tourists are seen at the beach after a strong earthquake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico Tuesday, damaging hundreds of houses and sending people into the streets of the capital. But there were no immediate reports of casualties. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A member of the Mexican Red Cross gives medical attention to a man in Mexico City following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A member of the Mexican Red Cross gives medical attention to a woman in Mexico City following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A couple walk at the beach in Acapulco after a strong earthquake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico Tuesday, damaging hundreds of houses and sending people into the streets of the capital. But there were no immediate reports of casualties. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A member of the Mexican Red Cross gives medical attention to a woman in Mexico City following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A woman receives medical attention after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012, in Mexico City. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A member of the Mexican Red Cross arrives at a building of the Federal Police in Mexico City, damaged during a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A federal policeman stops the traffic to let people evacuating buildings to cross the street in Mexico City following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People walk in line after being evacuated from a building in Mexico City following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Employees of a hotel in Acapulco return to work after a strong quake hit Mexico, on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6.. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People remain outside of a building in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A firefighter walks near a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A firefighter walks by a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Firefighters work to remove a bus (unseen) damaged by a bridge which collapsed following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Drivers wait outside their cars at La Roma neighbordhood in Mexico City, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
An elderly lady stands outside her car at La Roma neighbordhood in Mexico City, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A man leaves a building at La Roma neighbordhood in Mexico City, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People stand in Chapultepec Avenue in Mexico City, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A man and a woman walk hurriedly at La Roma neighbourhood in Mexico City, following a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a quake measuring 7.9 according to US experts, hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a quake measuring 7.9 according to US experts, hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a strong quake hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A woman is comforted by others in the streets of Mexico City after a strong quake hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a strong quake hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a strong quake hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a strong quake hits Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A man walks over the debris fell from a building in Mexico City damaged during a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A man walks over the debris fell from a building in Mexico City damaged during a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Employees observe the facade of a building in Mexico City that was damaged by a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A young man holds his dog after leaving his house in Mexico City after an strong earthquake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A man walks out of his car and looks up at buildings in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People remain out in the streets in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People walk out to the streets in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A man looks at buildings as he remains in the street in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A member of the Mexican Red Cross assists a woman as thousands remain on the streets in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A member of the Mexican Red Cross assists a woman as thousands remain on the streets in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A couple embraces as they remain on the streets in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A woman reacts after a strong quake hit Mexico, at the El Zocalo square in Mexico City on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People walk towards the centre of the El Zocalo square in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People gather at the El Zocalo square in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People leave the buildings and gather at the El Zocalo square in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Paramedics give assistence to people gathered at the El Zocalo square in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
People observe the damages in a building in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A woman and a girl pass by a building affected by a strong quake that hit Mexico, in Mexico City on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/Angel GARCIA

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Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
Magnitude 7.4 Quake Rocks Mexico
A woman recieves medical attention inside an ambulance after being evacuated from a building in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ

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