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Friday, 8 September 2017

36 dead as strong earthquake strikes near Mexico

strong earthquake strikes near Mexico
At least 36 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as southeast Asia.


The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late last night was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.

This time damage to the city was limited as the quake was deeper and further from the capital.

The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicentre, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings reduced to rubble.

"The situation is Juchitan is critical; this is the most terrible moment in its history," said mayor Gloria Sanchez after the long, rumbling quake that also shook Guatemala and El Salvador nearby to the south.

Shocked residents stepped through the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings including houses, a flattened Volkswagen dealership and Juchitan's battered town hall.
  [rte.ie]
8/9/17

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