Magnitude-8.1 earthquake hits southern Mexico

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A magnitude-8.1 earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings in the capital city and killing at least three people, officials said.

The earthquake, the strongest to hit Mexico since 1985, struck late on Thursday and people in Mexico City ran out into the streets.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from the country's capital Mexico City.

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