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7.1 Quake Hits Southern Mexico; No Reports of Damage or Injuries

Aired August 9, 2000 - 8:47 a.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: We want to update you now on the latest that we've learned on this magnitude 7 quake that has struck in Mexico. We are joined on the telephone now by Mr. Alberto Garcia DeLeon. He is director of Civil Preparedness in Mexico. He joins us on the telephone from Erelia (ph), Mexico.

Mr. DeLeon, can you give us an update on how things stand in Mexico City?

ALBERTO GARCIA DELEON, DIR., CIVIL PREPAREDNESS: Yes, Mexico City is not problem, and in Oaxaca no problem too. We have a quake that is very strong. And we don't have any problems. We have a big city Lazaro Cardenas (ph) and no problem too. In every state, not problems.

HARRIS: Do you have any reports of any injuries or any fatalities since your structures are all in place right now?

DELEON: No, only light boats, only stuff, the little parts, but don't have problems big.

HARRIS: Very good. We are glad to hear that. Thank you very much for that report, Mr. Alberto Garcia DeLeon, thank you very much.

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