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Mexican Schools Closed After Massive Earthquake

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Authorities in Mexico's have closed schools in the nation's capital following the largest earthquake to hit the country in a century. Already, at least 32 people are confirmed dead and officials fear the death toll may rise. 

The powerful 8.1 magnitude quake shook Mexico's southern coast overnight, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people in the city of Chiapas running into the streets.

The impact was even felt hundreds of miles away in Mexico City, where power was briefly knocked out for almost 2 million people. The famous Angel of Independence monument swayed from side of side from the force of the quake.

Mexico's President says the earthquake was the strongest to hit his country in a century.

The quake hit as people in the country were preparing for a possible blow from Hurricane Katia. Officials are now assessing damage and bracing for aftershocks from the quake.

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