Weekend quakes fray nerves

Mexico, U.S., southern Europe, Egypt shaken by multiple earthquakes

December 31, 2013

As the new year approached, residents across the globe were picking up the pieces after a series of earthquakes and giving thanks that relatively little damage were done.

On Saturday, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake was blamed on the collapse of a 300-yard stretch of highway in Mexico near the U.S. border. Fortunately no one was reported hurt.

Also on Saturday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt. After a 4.8 quake hit Naples, Italy, the following morning, some residents were sleeping in their cars worried that aftershocks could collapse buildings.

In the U.S. several earthquakes were reported in Oklahoma where residents are more experienced with wildfires and tornadoes than the earth trembling.

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