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Mexico held an earthquake drill two hours before its latest deadly quake hit

Tripti Lahiri
Mexico held an earthquake drill two hours before its latest deadly quake hit

At 11am local time Tuesday morning, Mexico held a national public earthquake drill, with more than 7 million people participating (link in Spanish). Two hours later, at 1:14pm, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit, on the anniversary of the country’s deadliest earthquake ever. Mexico holds an earthquake drill every year on Sept. 19—an event that is part…