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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, killing 75-year-old woman

Published on Jul 30, 2014 12:01 AM

OAXACA, Mexico (AFP) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who evacuated from a hospital.

The epicenter was in the east coast of Veracruz, where residents and tourists fled homes and hotels.

Authorities found no damage after reviewing the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant and oil installations in the Gulf of Mexico coast.

But the earthquake claimed one life in the neighboring southern state of Oaxaca.

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