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Mexico Quake Kills 3 in Guerrero State, Rattles Nation's Capital

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Mexico killed three people in Guerrero state and sent residents streaming into the streets from Acapulco to Mexico City.
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Three people are reported dead in Mexico's Guerrero state in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rattled residents from Acapulco to Mexico City.

The quake occurred on Saturday December 10 at 07:47 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with an epicenter 103 miles southwest of Mexico City. Residents were rattled but Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said there was no widespread damage reported, according to media accounts.

The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 40.3 miles, which probably lessened the impact.

The deaths, according to a report in USA Today, were of a man killed by a collapsing roof in the town of Iguala, another in a small town named Ixcateopan, and a cargo-truck driver who died when rocks fell on his vehicle during the quake as he drove between Acapulco and Mexico City.

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In Mexico City, rattled residents streamed into the streets, many of them spooked by memories of the 8.1-magnitude 1985 earthquake that killed as many as 10,000 people. An Associated Press video of the havoc of yesterday's quake in Mexico City is below.