Powerful 7.1 magnitude quake strikes central Mexico

Powerful 7.1 magnitude quake strikes central Mexico

A 3.8 magnitude natural disaster rattled parts of southern IL early Tuesday.

The quake comes 33 years after a magnitude 8.0 natural disaster on September 19, 1985, which killed an estimated 9,500 people in and around Mexico City.

The 1985 Mexico City natural disaster killed 5,000 people and caused serious damage to the Greater Mexico City area.

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Mexico just experienced another major natural disaster with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

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The extent of the damage of this natural disaster is not immediately clear but people reportedly fled their office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue.

The quake was felt as far away as Palmdale, Riverside and Laguna Beach, according to the USGS citizen-response system.

The quake's center was determined to be east of Mexico City in the state of Puebla.

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AFP journalists captured images of collapsed buildings, a vehicle crushed by rubble, and debris-strewn streets. Lopez said she witness glass blow out of the windows of a few buildings. The 8.1 shake killed thousands and destroyed large parts of Mexico City, Reuters noted.