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5.8-magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico City

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway as far away as Mexico City, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Oaxaca is about 300 miles from Mexico City, where the tremors set off earthquake alarms, The Associated Press reported.


Miriam becomes Category 3 hurricane off Mexico

U.S. forecasters say Miriam has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane well off Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam is packing top sustained winds of 120 mph, making it what's classified as a major hurricane.


Earthquake sways buildings in Mexico

A moderate earthquake off the coast of Baja California is swaying buildings in Mexico City.


Strong tremor shakes buildings in Mexico City

A strong earthquake struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday, and caused tall buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City.


California struggling to prepare quake early warning system

The state spends a fraction of what countries like Mexico and Japan spend on their systems. One reason for the lack of interest, experts say, is that California has not experienced a catastrophic quake in more than a century. Japan has one.


6.7 earthquake rocks Mexico City; no tsunami warning for California

Mexico Earthquake

A 6.7 earthquake rocked parts of Mexico -- including Mexico City -- on Saturday evening. But officials said they don't expect the temblor to cause any tsunami warnings along the California coast.


Earthquake shakes wide area of Mexico

An earthquake has been felt strongly in the capital of Mexico and as far as the southernmost border.


Hundreds feared dead in Mexico landslide

Hundreds feared dead in Mexico landslide

Hundreds of people were buried in their homes early Tuesday after a rain-soaked mountainside gave way in southwestern Mexico, officials said.


Major earthquake hits southern Mexico

Major earthquake hits southern Mexico

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico early Wednesday, shaking buildings in Mexico City, the U.S. Geological Survey and Reuters witnesses reported.


500 aftershocks and counting from Mexicali earthquake

There have been more than 500 aftershocks from Sunday's 7.2 Mexicali earthquake, and experts said residents in the region can expect many more.


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