Wednesday, September 22, 2021

One person killed in strong earthquake in southern and central Mexico

Mexico City – Today, including the nation’s capital, a strong earthquake shook the south and center of Mexico on Tuesday, with the initial balance of at least one person killed.

In addition, officials assured that there are no reports of major damage apart from falling of fences and stones, as well as various scenes of panic among people evicted from houses and buildings.

The United States Geological Survey adjusted the magnitude of the earthquake downward. Initially, he reported that it was 7.4, but soon after he stated that it was magnitude 7 and that its center was at Los Organos de San Agustin in the southern state of Guerrero.

The Mexican Seismological Service indicated an initial magnitude of 6.9.

“We heard the noise from the structure, the noise from the windows, things fell in the house, the power went out”he said via phone Sergio Flores, an Acapulco resident, for the Associated Press.

“Water leaking was heard, water came out in the pool and screaming was heard outside, very frightened people”she added.

He also remarked that when he started shivering, he only hugged his wife and he saw people leaving some hotels in the bay and people taking their cars out of the parking lot because they were afraid of collapsing. are from.

Guerrero’s governor, hector estudillo, said in Millenio Television that they reported the death of one person after a pole collapsed in a town in the municipality of Coyuca de Benítez, near Acapulco.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He said in a message released via Twitter some time ago that after contacting officials in four states, including Guerrero and the nation’s capital, he informed them that there were no victims or serious damage.

Mayor of Acapulco, Adela RomanHe told Millennium Television that there were only “nervous breakdowns, people are worried because there have been aftershocks,” and that he had reports of some collapses.

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Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported in a tweet that officers were flying over the capital, but there were no reports of damage, while the local secretary of public safety, Omar Garcia HarfuchuHe told in the same social network that there was no electricity in some localities.

Mexicans associate the month of September with the devastating earthquakes that have occurred over the past 35 years.

The quake on Tuesday night comes nearly a week and a half after the country remembered the anniversaries of two earthquakes, which caused many deaths and damage, and which were etched in residents’ minds.

On September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least half a thousand people, while on the same day in 1985, an 8.1 earthquake killed nearly 10,000 people and devastated many areas of Mexico City.

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Mexico has rebuilt less than half of the homes damaged or destroyed by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on 19 September and the 8.1 magnitude earthquake on 7 September 2017. The 1985 earthquake also occurred on 19 September.

Mexico on Thursday remembered the anniversary of the 2017 earthquakes that killed at least half a thousand people, and the devastating 1985 earthquake that killed 9,500.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He led a ceremony in the Zocalo Square in the center of Mexico City, where a commemorative flag was flown at half-mast in memory of the victims.


One person killed in strong earthquake in southern and central Mexico
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