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Strong earthquake hits Mexico

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A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the south of Mexico. Effects were felt all the way in Mexico City and Acapulco. But as a professor of geology at the University of Florida Mark Panning says, earthquakes in that area are common.

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Even though the epicenter is at a common location for earthquakes, University of Florida geology professor Ray Russo says that an earthquake with 7.6 magnitude is unusual.

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The earthquake had a depth of 11 miles. Russo says that can translate into a stronger earthquake.

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After an earthquake of this magnitude, aftershocks usually follow. Professor Russo says these aftershocks could cause problems.

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Authorities are still evaluating the damage.

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