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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

Witnesses say buildings could be seen swaying and people were running into the streets. No word yet of injuries or damages.

MEXICO CITY -- There are no reports of injuries from a strong 7.1 earthquake that shook Mexico City a short time ago, but people are posting videos of the panic and damage that the quake caused. 

One video posted on the Univision site shows someone breathing heavily as she surveys the thick cracks left in the walls of her home. 

Another video shows the facade of a building crashing to the ground, while yet another shows dozens of people huddled in a hallway while lights sway above them. A third video, seen below, shows an entire building collapsing.

Clouds of dust were seen rising from areas of the city of more than eight million people.

Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the USGS.

Today's quake, which is said to have killed around 61 people, comes on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed at least 5,000 people in Mexico City.

It also comes after a much smaller 3.8 earthquake was recorded near Albion, Illinois earlier this morning. The epicenter was recorded about 15-miles from the Indiana state line. Tremors were felt as far away as Bloomington.  

Another Earthquake was record off the coast of Chile yesterday which measured at a 5.8 according to the USGS.

(PHOTO: USGS Map Screencap)

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