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Major earthquake strikes Mexico

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A major earthquake struck Mexico near Oaxaca, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 7.4 magnitude quake hit Mexico at just after noon local time.  The earthquake epicenter was 11 miles underground and 115 miles east of Acapulco, according to the USGS.

Reports from the USGS indicate that the tremor was felt as far as 535 miles away.

According to the National Weather Service there is a possibility for some local tsunami effects, but a full tsunami was not generated.

No damage has been reported, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón tweeted.

Originally the USGS had reported that the quake registered a 7.6.

More details to come.