7.1 Magnitude Quake Rocks Mexico, Leaves Busiest City In Chaos


A deadly earthquake of 7.1 magnitude rocks Mexico city nearly 120km from Mexico City, collapsing buildings and killing more than 216 people. 

Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing more than two hundred and leaving many trapped under the remains of dilapidated buildings.

According to the US Geological Survey, Etahwaulq has also affected other states like Puebla, Morelos, etc.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of Puebla.

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The country is facing an emergency…..

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said that neatly 22 bodies were discovered in the debris of an elementary school in Mexico City that collapsed post-earthquake. Nearly, 30 children were still missing from Tuesday night, he added.

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Peña Nieto told citizens earlier in his first address post-earthquake: “WE ARE FACING A NEW EMERGENCY.”

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The earthquake came more than one week after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexico’s southern coast, killing nearly 90, according to the governor of Oaxaca.

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Thousands of soldiers, civilians, and rescuers including the college-going students -were working side by side to unearth through big piles of debris from dozens of ruined buildings. 

Few of them carried away buckets full of rubble while others shouted out the names of lost ones.

 

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The quake left one of the busiest city in massive chaos…..

Windows shattered and buckled, falling few skyscraper stories to the ground while many people streamed into the streets running against the buildings and possible gas leaks.

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Around 5 million customers were still struggling without electricity…..

People are still struggling to get home when electricity poles that collapsed in the earthquake hindered the streets and the transportation system temporarily closed operations. 

Education Minister Aurelio Nuño tweeted that all the private and public schools in the Mexico City and some of other the states affected by the quake will remain shut until further notification. 
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Death toll till now….

Morelos state: 71 dead

Mexico City: 86 dead

Puebla state: 43 dead

Mexico state: 12 dead

Guerrero: 3 dead

Oaxaca: 1 dead

It is feared the death toll will mount further….

Tuesday’s earthquake occurred on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Mexico in the year 1985. 

A few hours before the earthquake hits, many people took part in memorial functions and drills.

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