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Mexico Earthquake
Released: 2/24/1996

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A preliminary magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred in Mexico at 10:08 p.m. EST (9:08 p.m. local time in Mexico) Sat., Feb. 24, 1996, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred about 100 miles from Oaxaca, Mex., or 250 miles southeast of Mexico City.

A magnitude 5.3 aftershock occured about one hour later that was felt as far away as Mexico City.

Called AP, UPI, Reuters, by 11:30 p.m., 2-24-96.


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