Powerful earthquake hits Mexico

Video posted to social media showed patients in Huatulco being evacuated from a hospital. Otherwise most reports were of minor damage, he said. Local news media reported damage to some buildings in the state capital, Oaxaca city. It advised people to move away from the sea. along Mexico’s southern Pacific coast at a depth of 16 miles. The staff was waiting for the aftershocks to dissipate before fully evaluating the property. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Groups of people still milled around in close proximity on streets and sidewalks in some neighborhoods of the capital about an hour after the quake. Tsunami Warning System but was later lifted. First published on June 23, 2020 / 12:04 PM He did not provide details. Huge “pit structure” found near Stonehenge is a new Neolithic mystery

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico

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In Huatulco, a laid-back beach destination known for surfing and small protected coves, the earthquake knocked goods off shelves and some rubble from buildings. Powerful earthquake strikes southern Mexico

June 23, 2020 / 2:08 PM
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A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco appeared to have killed at least one person, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.  A tsunami “threat” was issued by the U.S. Tras el fuerte #sismo de magnitud 7.5 con epicentro en Huatulco, Oaxaca, realizan evacuación de personal y pacientes del ISSSTE. Many were not wearing masks despite past appeals from municipal officials for them to do so as a way to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.The U.S. The epicenter was 7 miles south-southwest of Santa Maria Zapotitlan in Oaxaca state
Preliminar: SISMO Magnitud 7.1 Loc 12 km al SURESTE de CRUCECITA, OAX 23/06/20 10:29:03 Lat 15.68 Lon -96.07 Pf 10 km pic.twitter.com/dsGnD6rfkt— Sismológico Nacional (@SSNMexico) June 23, 2020

It was felt in Guatemala and throughout south and central Mexico. Oaxaca state Gov. Alejandro Murat told the Televisa network that he had a preliminary report of one person killed and one injured in a building collapse in Crucecita, part of Huatulco. Geologic Survey said the magnitude 7.4 quake hit at 10:29 a.m. pic.twitter.com/iap7N7lZRg— 24 Horas Puebla (@24hpue) June 23, 2020

Mari González of the Princess Mayev hotel in Huatulco said staff and guests were able to evacuate the building before the quake, but that 45 minutes after the initial quake they were still outside as strong aftershocks continued.”It was strong, very strong,” she said.González said there was some visible broken glass and mirrors, but no major damage. State officials said they were looking for damage.The USGS estimated that some 2 million people felt strong or moderate shaking and another 49 million felt weak or light shaking.Guatemala’s national disaster agency issued a tsunami alert for its southern Pacific coast forecasting the arrival of waves up to a meter high. A policeman removes rubble from a building damaged by an earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. 

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Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings.  Helicopters flew over downtown Mexico City and police patrols sounded their sirens. Power was knocked out to some areas, but there were no immediately reports of damage or injuries. Trending News

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