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Strong 6.6-magnitude quake strikes southern Mexico

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Mexico City: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Mexico today and was felt in neighboring Guatemala, authorities said.

The 117-kilometre (72.7-mile) deep quake struck at 13:49 pm (1949 GMT) in the state of Chiapas, some eight kilometers (five miles) south of the coastal town of Tres Picos, according to the US Geological Survey.