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7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oaxaca, Mexico

People remain outside the Durango clinic in Mexico City after the quake. (Claudio Cruz/AFP via Getty Images)
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A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Mexican state of Oaxaca mid-morning Tuesday.

The temblor originated along the coast, and the extent of the damage in the region is unclear, but buildings swayed and earthquake early warning alarms went off as far as 400 miles away, in Mexico City.

Little news has come yet from La Crucecita, one the cities nearest to the epicenter, raising concerns about what could have happened in a region already hard hit by COVID-19.

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