State of Oaxaca: at Least six people Dead due to earthquake in Mexico

The South of Mexico has been shaken by a severe earthquake. The center of the earthquake measuring 7.5 was off the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, 23 kilo

State of Oaxaca: at Least six people Dead due to earthquake in Mexico

The South of Mexico has been shaken by a severe earthquake. The center of the earthquake measuring 7.5 was off the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, 23 kilometres South of the village of Crucecita, at a depth of five kilometers, such as the seismological service of the North American country announced on Tuesday. The place belongs to the municipality of Huatulco and is a popular holiday destination. Also in Mexico city, some 750 kilometres from the centre of the quake away – the feeling of the tremor to.

at Least six people were in Oaxaca killed, such as the civil protection authority said. Around 500 homes, 15 health centres, four schools and four archaeological sites had been damaged facilities, said the Governor Alejandro Murat. The treatment of Covid-19 and other diseases, further however, in all hospitals normal.

From the Region were mostly reported slight damage to buildings. In the provincial capital of Oaxaca de Juárez stones of roofs and houses collapsed facades, walls came tumbling down. In addition, the power went out. In a refinery in Salina Cruz, a fire broke out after the quake. The fire was quickly deleted, announced the state Oil company, Pemex. The company reported an injured, Mexico's civil protection authority reported a Pemex employees among the death victims.

Early Alarm in the capital

In Mexico city, the earthquake alarm sounded in the morning, according to the mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum about a Minute before the tremors were felt. Many people left their homes and brought to safety. Around 30 buildings were slightly damaged, said Sheinbaum. There were cracks in facades and broken Windows. A hospital was evacuated. In many places, the power went out in the capital.

Also felt in the States of Guerrero, Veracruz, Puebla and Chiapas the earthquake was. President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on the population to remain calm and to possible aftershocks to cease. The seismological service reported more than 650 aftershocks with a magnitude of up to 4.9. The us authorities warned of a possible Tsunami along the Mexican coast, lifted the warning later.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 01:19

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