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6.5 Quake in Mexico Kills 2


People stand on a sidewalk outside a building in Mexico City after an earthquake, December 10, 2011.

People stand on a sidewalk outside a building in Mexico City after an earthquake, December 10, 2011.

Mexican officials say a 6.5 magnitude earthquake has killed at least two people after hitting western Guerrero state Saturday night.

Authorities say a house collapsed, killing one victim in the town of Iguala, located between Acapulco and the capital, Mexico City. Another person was killed on a highway between the two cities.

The quake was felt in Mexico City, but there are no immediate reports of deaths or injuries there. However, witnesses report power outages and people running into the street in the capital.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered 166 kilometers south-southwest of the capital at a depth of 65 kilometers.

Authorities are still assessing possible damage across the impacted areas.

In 1985, a powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 10,000 people in Mexico City.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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