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Slideshow -- Mexico Earthquake Rattles Buildings & Emotions

Residents of the Roma neighborhood stand outside their homes after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Residents of the Roma neighborhood stand outside their homes after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico yesterday, destroying hundreds of homes. No fatalities have been reported, and catastrophe-modeler Eqecat says insured losses are expected to be under $100 million.

The earthquake was felt 200 miles away in the nation's capital, Mexico City, causing some damage, but not disrupting any services.

Firefighters in Mexico City work to remove a cement beam that fell from a bridge onto a public bus after the earthquake was felt on March 20, 2012. There were no passengers in the mini-bus and the driver suffered minor injuries, according to firefighters.

Debris is seen inside a home in Mexico City after a wall collapsed during the earthquake.

Members of a family sleep outside their home in fear that aftershocks from Tuesday's magnitude-7.4 quake could cause their home to collapse in Pinotepe Nacional in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, near the border with Guerrero, on March 21, 2012.

Workers fix subway lines that were damaged after the earthquake in Mexico City.

A woman comforts her children outside a school at the Roma neighborhood on Tuesday.  The strong, long earthquake sent frightened workers and residents into the streets.

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