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Pena Nieto Declares Three Days Of Mourning After Quake by sherifastro: 07:06 am On 9 Sep
Pena Nieto declares three days of mourning after quake

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has declared three days of national mourning following Thursday's powerful earthquake that has killed at least 61 people.

"The power of this earthquake was devastating, but we are certain that the power of unity, the power of solidarity and the power of shared responsibility will be greater," Pena Nieto said in a televised address on Friday.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the magnitude of the earthquake that hit southern Mexico late on Thursday as 8.1, but the president described it as an 8.2-magnitude quake - "the largest registered in [Mexico] in at least the past 100 years".

"Homes made of clay tiles and wood collapsed," said Nataniel Hernandez, a human rights worker living in Tonala, Chiapas, who warned that inclement weather threatened to bring more down.

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