Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred in Mexico


MOSCOW, Dec. 11 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred on Sunday night in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Reuters reported with reference to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the agency, the tremors were felt even in the capital.

No casualties or damage is not reported.

In Mexico City, were marked by several strong aftershocks. According to his Twitter Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard Federal District, the magnitude reached 6.5, but no casualties or damage. The city airport, subway and water supplies are operating normally.

According to RIA Novosti, the tremors were felt in Mexico and caused a small panic. Thousands of people at the same time ran out of the buildings on the street and tried to move as far away from the walls of home. All this happened in the pitch dark, as in many areas of the city power outage. In many places, it has not worked so far.

Above the town are now flying rescue helicopters, which monitor possible damage, and most of the people who left their homes and moved to the nearby restaurants that are not turned off the light.

According to the Service, the earthquake was located at a depth of 57 kilometers more than 35 kilometers from the city Teloloapan (Teloloapan).

Earthquakes felt in various capacities Mexico regularly, but often they do not lead to serious consequences.

Nineteenth September 1985 a massive earthquake almost flattened center of the capital of Mexico. The strength of the first push then was 8.1 on the Richter scale, the second — 7.5 points. Disaster victims were 5.526 thousand people, more than 40,000 wounded, 31,000 people were left homeless.

Source: RIA Novosti

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