Magnitude-3.6 Earthquake Shakes Parts of Los Angeles

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A powerful natural disaster jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage.

The USGS reports that a magnitude 7.1 natural disaster was recorded about 100 miles away from Mexico City.

The governor of the central Mexican state of Morelos says at least 42 people have died.

The Associated Press captured this image after thousands of workers fled their office buildings onto the Paseo de La Reforma in the heart of Mexico City.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was 76 miles southeast of the capital, in the state of Puebla.

The quake hit Mexico City, and it's the second natural disaster for the country this month.

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While no injuries or damage has been reported yet, celebrities were vocal about the shaking on Twitter. Lopez said she witness glass blow out of the windows of a few buildings.

Drills were held earlier Tuesday in observance of the anniversary. Pictures fell from walls and objects were shaken off of flat surfaces.

Some people dived for cover under desks and local media broadcast video of whitecap waves churning the city's normally placid canals of Xochimilco as boats bobbed up and down.

An expansive view of Mexico City.

- A small quake was reported Tuesday morning near Albion in southern IL, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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