Central Mexico hit by magnitude 7.1 earthquake

  • Barely 14 days after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit southern Mexico, another earthquake has wreaked havoc in Central Mexico. It is considered to be the deadliest earthquake to hit Central Mexico in three decades. As per the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of this powerful earthquake was Atencingo in Puelba State about 120 km (75miles) from Mexico City, with a depth of 51 km. Buildings collapsed and people ran into the streets as magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the Mexico City. At least 216 people lost their lives, including 22 students from one school in Central Mexico. As told by President Enrique Pena Nicola, 27 buildings collapsed in the capital, which is 75 miles away from the epicenter. “Rescue servers were dealing with collapsed or badly damaged buildings at 44 locations”, told the Mayor of Mexico City to TV Network Televisa.

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