Strong natural disaster shakes Mexico, damaging buildings and causing panic

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A 7.1 magnitude hit central Mexico Tuesday afternoon on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest quake to ever strike the country's capital. The extent of damage or injuries wasn't immediately clear, according to the reports.

People look through debris of a building that collapsed when a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017, on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

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The 1985 Mexico City quake killed 5,000 people and caused serious damage to the Greater Mexico City area.

Dozens of people have died after a magnitude 7.1 quake shook Mexico.

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Mexican TV stations have shown dramatic images of a several storey building collapsing following the quake. Many social media users reported feeling the shaking, but it was minor.

The United States Geological Survey says a 3.8 magnitude natural disaster was registered at 7:47 Albion, Illinois. "I really thought the building was going to fall", reporter Emily Green told NPR from Mexico City. Mexico's seismological agency set the magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla. According to the Richter Scale which measures natural disaster intensity, a 3.8 quake is comparable to the vibration of a passing truck.

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Mexico City Airport closed after a 7.1 natural disaster rocked Mexico.

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