December 11th, 2011
12:26 AM ET

State media: Earthquake kills 2 in southern Mexico

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Saturday night, killing two people and startling residents as far away as Mexico City, state media reported.
It struck in Guerrero state at 7:47 p.m. local time, about 100 miles south-southwest of the capital, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The agency had previously put the quake's magnitude at 6.7.
One person was killed when a rock fell on a vehicle, while another was crushed by a collapsed house, the state-run Notimex news agency reported, citing civil protection officials in Guerrero.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This is especially sad at Christmas.
    I hope that those affected by the earthquake find some joy in the season.

    December 11, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jacintha

    Wish I would hit where the cartels are located...

    December 11, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. ┴┴∩И╛╛∩Я ( ½ ELF slayer & ½ BUGBEAR KILLER )

    @cnn earthquakes don't kill people... falling debree does.. crumbling buildings do..

    December 11, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmwwl

    My family said. That the eartquake was so strong

    December 11, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. F1

    I do not like earthquakes the scare the holy begeebees out of me

    December 11, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. foxyNewtaffairs


    Yet another happy vacation ruined.... unlike Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, or even Washinton.

    December 12, 2011 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |