A powerful earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hits Mexico City

  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake wreaked havoc in Central Mexico on Tuesday. At least 149 people lost their lives, including 22 students from a school in this deadliest earthquake. Building collapsed, people ran into the streets as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City. The epicenter of this powerful earthquake was in the state of Puebla. Since three decades, it is the deadliest earthquake to hit Mexico. The US Geological Survey reported, the tremor on Tuesday struck eight kilometers southeast of Atencingo in the Central State of Puebla, some 120 km from the capital, Mexico City. As told by President Enrique Pena Niclo, 27 buildings collapsed in the capital, which was 75 meters away from the epicenter.

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