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Mexico. A powerful earthquake leads to the death of four people

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck Tuesday south of the Mexicoon the Pacific coast, killing at least five people dead.

“We confirm that the magnitude was 7.5. Fortunately, we do not have any major damage “said president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in a video posted on social networks.

“There have been landslides, broken glass, awnings have fallen, the barriers also, but nothing serious. The strategic assets have not suffered any damage, in other words, the ports, the airports, the refineries, hydroelectric power plants. Everything is in good condition “, he said.

The mayor of Mexico city, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Twitter that only minor damage had been reported in the megalopolis, which is home to 22 million people.

The quake was felt hundreds of kilometers of its epicenter, and even in the capital, Mexico city.

NOAA, oceanic and atmospheric administration of the United Stateslaunched a tsunami warning for Mexico, Guatemala, the Salvador and Honduras. The federal agency has announced three hours later it was lifted.

On the beach in Huatulco, in the State of Oaxaca, the sea level is up to 60 cm approximately.

The civil Protection mexico had indicated that it was expected that the level rises to 113 cm above the normal and had called on the inhabitants to leave the areas located on the shore.

No collapse

According to the USGS the us, the epicentre of the quake was approximately 70 km north-east of the town of Pochutla, in the mexican State of Oaxaca.

In Mexico city, where the walls have trembled in mid-morning, the department of public Safety indicated that an overview of the city had shown no collapse of buildings. The mayor of the city reported two wounded.

In 2017, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 had hit the center of Mexico, killing 70 people in the capital and in the regions round about.

The 19 September 1985, an earthquake of magnitude of 8.1, one of the most destructive in the history of the country, had hit the mexican capital, killing more than 10 000 people and destroying hundreds of buildings.

Mexico is located at the intersection of three tectonic plates.

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