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At least one dead as powerful earthquake hits Mexico

A powerful earthquake has struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City 200 miles away. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of seven and was centred about 10 miles north-east of Acapulco. Guerrero state governor Hector Astudillo told Milenio Television that one person had been killed by a falling post in the town of Coyuca de Benitez near Acapulco.

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