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It was the second powerful quake to hit Mexico in a month.

October 9, 1995

It was the second powerful quake to hit Mexico in a month.

Today’s tremor had a preliminary reading of 7.5, the National Seismological Service said. The epicenter was located three miles off the Pacific Coast between the states of Colima and Jalisco.

The tremor also was strongly felt in Michoacan, Lalisco and Puebla states. It struck at 9:37 a.m. (11:37 a.m. EDT), lasted about two minutes and was followed by two immediate, smaller aftershocks.

The U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C., said the tremor measured 7.6 magnitude and felt as far away as Dallas and Oklahoma City. It said the quake was centered 15 miles southeast of Manzamillo, 325 miles west of Mexico City.

``I thought I was getting faint, but then realized it was a quake,″ said Francisco Garrido Flores, selling orange juice from a street stand in the capital. ``It makes you worry that there could me more _ a series.″

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