Mexico’s Magnitude 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

A number of employees rushed out of offices and buildings after being rocked by an earthquake in Veracruz, Mexico, February 16, 2018. The epicenter was reported at 33 miles (53 kilometers) east of Pinotepa de Don Luis in the state of Oaxaca at a depth of 24 km.
A number of employees rushed out of offices and buildings after being rocked by an earthquake in Veracruz, Mexico, February 16, 2018. The epicenter was reported at 33 miles (53 kilometers) east of Pinotepa de Don Luis in the state of Oaxaca at a depth of 24 km.

Mexico City – A massive earthquake rocked central and southern Mexico with a force of about 7.2 magnitude on Friday, February 16, 2018 local time. So far, no casualties or buildings have collapsed due to this earthquake.

The epicenter was located off the Pacific coast close to the state of Oaxaca and has a depth of approximately 24.6 kilometers. This is based on data released by the United States Geological Survey. This vibration feels far south to Guatemala.

Residents scattered outside the house after the earthquake shook in Mexico, February 16, 2018. Reportedly, the quake did not trigger a Tsunami
Residents scattered outside the house after the earthquake shook in Mexico, February 16, 2018. Reportedly, the quake did not trigger a Tsunami

Currently, the southern and Mexican capitals are still trying to rise from the impact of the earthquake that occurred in September 2017.

“Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said the quake caused minor damage to several buildings in Oaxaca but no casualties were killed,” it was quoted by Reuters on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

A number of images, circulating in social media, show bricks and broken buildings scattered and food products falling off the shelves in supermarkets.

In the capital city of Mexico city, the multi-story building rocked for about a minute as the earthquake alarm sounded. Some of the older buildings in the posh area of ​​Condesa clashed and some cracks were visible on the wall.

Patricia Gutierrez, a 66-year-old English teacher, said she was sleeping with her 11-year-old granddaughter, Juliet, when an earthquake alarm was heard.

A number of rescue teams from Israel and Mexico are searching for victims who are still buried in buildings destroyed by the earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, September 21, 2017. The death toll from the devastating earthquake that rocked Mexico continues to grow to reach 273 casualties.
A number of rescue teams from Israel and Mexico are searching for victims who are still buried in buildings destroyed by the earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, September 21, 2017. The death toll from the devastating earthquake that rocked Mexico continues to grow to reach 273 casualties.

“My grandson heard the alarm. When I woke up, I saw her eyes terrified. He did not say anything, “said Gutierrez, who came straight out of his apartment at the bottom before a big shock. “I leave all but the shoes and the baby,” he said.

Guadalupe Martinez, a 64-year-old retiree, said he was still surprised by the quake. However, this shock is much different from the shaking that occurred in Mexico in September 2017. “This time the earthquake shock was strong but not up and down,” he said.

 

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