Mexico City Shaken By 7.1 Magnitude Quake

Posted September 20, 2017

People remove the debris of a collapsed building looking for possible victims after the 7.1 magnitude quake rattled Mexico City on Tuesday. Along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City, people fled office buildings as they swayed, the Associated Press reported.

The quake hit Mexico City, and it's the second natural disaster for the country this month.

The extent of the damage is not immediately clear. On September 15, a devastating 8.2-magnitude quake brought destruction to southern Mexico. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. There are no immediate reports of casualties, according to AP.

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"There are lots of people on the street and folks crying, a little bit beside themselves", Green said.

"We ran out of the building; we were really scared".

Mexican media broadcast images of multiple downed buildings in densely populated parts of Mexico City and Cuernavaca.

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On Sept. 7, a temblor hit offshore near Chiapas state with a magnitude of 8.2, according to the Geological Survey and Mexico's National Seismological Service. In Cuernavaca, a city south of Mexico City, there were unconfirmed reports on local radio of people trapped beneath collapsed buildings.

A small quake recorded early Tuesday in IL was felt more than 100 miles away.

It's the second major quake the city has experienced this month, after a magnitude 8.1 natural disaster struck off the coast of Mexico on September 8.

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Market stall vendor Edith Lopez, 25, said she was in a taxi a few blocks away when the quake struck.