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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits southern Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (WKOW) -- A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake has rattled the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 2:22 a.m. on Wednesday and was centered in a sparsely populated, mountainous area near the southern Pacific coast. 

Oaxaca officials say they are still assessing the situation and do not yet know of any injures or damage from the earthquake.

The quake was felt at least as far away as Mexico City, which is located 220 miles away.

 

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