Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7.1R in Mexico (video clips)...At least 140 killed in Mexico

A powerful earthquake has hit southern Mexico, causing serious damage to buildings in the country’s capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that inflicted major damage to Mexico City.
An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake hit five miles (eight km) southeast of Atencingo in the state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), USGS said.
Puebla governor Tony Galil tweeted that several buildings in the city of Cholula had been damaged, including churches whose steeples collapsed.




Several buildings in Mexico City were severely damaged, and at least one partially collapsed, while swathes of the capital were left without electricity. The quake came with such a jolt it knocked loose articles off tables and caused pictures to fall from walls.





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