Big earthquake hits Mexico, no major damage

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A major earthquake hit most of Mexico on Tuesday, causing panic as it damaged buildings and caused homes in the capital to collapse, Reuters said.

Workers fled into the streets when a 7.4-magnitude quake shook Mexico City for more than a minute. Buildings were evacuated and traffic was disrupted due to the large shake.

The earthquake hit hardest in the southwestern state of Guerrero, where 800 houses were damaged, officials said.

The tremor was one of the largest to hit the country since the devastating 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985, which killed thousands of citizens.

No deaths were reported on Tuesday however, but it scared many residents and cut off electricity to some 2.5 million people in the capital.

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