Earthquake rocks Mexico City in second disaster this week


Though Mexico City is 145 miles from the epicenter of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck a few minutes ago, the 30- or 40-second jolt seemed to many as a true act of God, in the midst of the swine flu epidemic that has killed as many as 195, nearly all young men.

Though the flu typically is most dangerous for the old and very young, this one has been most devastating in that, mysteriously, it has taken men between the ages of 25 and 45 -- almost exclusively. And most reports are that the men who are dying were healthy, physically active people.