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7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City

People react as a real quake rattles Mexico City on September 19, 2017 as an earthquake drill was being held in the capital. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street.

The quake hit only hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation on the anniversary of the devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

The 7.1 quake hit 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Luis Felipe Puente, the head of Mexico’s civil protection agency, said on his Twitter account that there were no immediate reports of damages.

A powerful 8.1 quake hit Mexico earlier this month, killing at least 98 people.

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