Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More than 2,000 Aftershocks following Earthquake in Mexico

Since the 8.1R earthquake in Oaxaca, we have counted 168  earthquakes of >4R.
There has been more than 2,000 aftershocks following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Oaxaca and other Mexican states, Oaxaca governor Alejandro Murat said yesterday. The emergency in Oaxaca has passed, but aftershocks of the huge tremor that caused nearly a hundred dead and great destruction continue, Murat said in a television interview.

He pointed out that basic services such as electric power and water were restored in that territory and the count and evaluation of damages continued, particularly in homes.

'The emergency phase has already passed, but there are still aftershocks and we have to remain vigilant; we have already surpassed the 2,000 aftershocks,' the governor stressed. He reported that 51,000 homes are reported with total and partial damages, and they expect to conclude a census in the next few hours. (Prensa Latina)

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