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Strong Magnitude 7.6 earthquake shakes Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong, long 7.6-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state on Tuesday, followed by an aftershock that shook central southern Mexico, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent frightened workers and residents into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey set the intensity of the first quake at 7.6 and said the epicenter was 11 miles underground and was felt strongly in Oaxaca. Mexico's National Seismological Survey said the tremblor had an epicenter southwest of Ometepec in Guerrero state.

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