Mexico hit by 7.2 earthquake, no deaths but power cut and homes damaged

Nearly a million homes and businesses have been left without power in Mexico following a prolonged 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the capital and four southwest states.

So far no deaths have been reported and no buildings have collapsed.

The quake caused panic though, with the region still suffering the consequences of to powerful quakes that killed hundreds of people.

Buildings have been left with superficial damage as well, with bricks falling out and plaster cracking, as well as some hitting each other.

The earthquake alarms in Mexico City sounded for 72 seconds before the tremors were felt, giving people enough time to evacuate to the streets.

The tremors were felt as far south as Guatemala.

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