Death toll of magnitude 7.4 quake in southern Mexico rises to 6; hundreds of home damaged

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Authorities say the magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked southern  Mexico killed at least 6 people, damaged hundreds of homes and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people.

The quake that struck at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday also caused a brief fire at an oil refinery. The national Civil Protection Center reports that a sixth fatality was registered in the southern state of Oaxaca, where at least 500 homes were damaged and colonial-era government buildings showed cracks.

At least six people were injured, including two in Mexico City, more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) north of the epicenter.

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