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Dozens Killed After Powerful Earthquake Hit Mexico

Buildings collapsed, several trapped

Dozens Killed After Powerful Earthquake Hit Mexico Pic: Getty

Mexican authorities say at least 42 people have died in the central Mexican state of Morelos, after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. 

At least two of those people died when a school collapsed. 

At least 20 buildings are damaged. 

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Earthquakes of magnitude 7 or above are regarded as major and are capable of causing widespread heavy damage.

In a bizarre coincidence, the quake has hit on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that inflicted major damage to the same area, and killed thousands. 

 

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