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July 7, 2014 1:17 PM

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MEXICO CITY — A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday. At least two people are reported dead and dozens of houses damaged in Guatemala.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. local time on the Pacific Coast two kilometres north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9.

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