Mexico hit by second quake in 24 hours

Posted on April 12, 2012

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A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico today.

A preliminary reading of 6.9 magnitude was reported by the US Geological Survey.

It said the earthquake was centred 82 miles north east of Guerrero Negro, and hit some 6.4 miles below the surface.

It followed a 6.4 magnitude quake which struck a sparsely-populated area in the mountains of western Mexico yesterday and caused tall buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City.

In south east Asia yesterday thousands of Brits were caught up in a tsunami panic.

Frantic residents in Indonesia poured on to the streets yesterday – hoping to make it to higher ground – after two earthquakes at sea sparked fears a deadly tidal wave would swamp the region.

Mirror

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