Magnitude 7.0 earthquake in southern Mexico


Posted on 12/04/2012 by user KanalPIK

MOSCOW, April 12 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurred on the coast of the Mexican state of Michoacan, said on Thursday the U.S. Geological Survey website.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake at 17.55 Wednesday to local time (02.55 MSK), located at 51 km south-west of the city of La Mira in Michoacán. Hearth quake at a depth of 65.6 kilometers.

As RIA news from Mexico City earthquake was felt in the capital. Its magnitude is reached in 6.4. Tremors caused slight panic among residents. People ran out into the street, the staff of institutions and enterprises were evacuated orderly. Residents retreated as far away from the walls of houses. Now the city ply helicopters, to determine whether there is any visible damage.

As written in an account in your Twitter Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, the first reports indicate that no major damage in the city. At the same time it notes that announced by the authorities and has recently launched a warning system for earthquakes for BlackBerry smartphones for yet unknown reasons at this time did not work.

No casualties or damage, as well as the tsunami threat, not reported.

Twentieth-March in the south of Mexico was a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4. Then the resulting elements were damaged, at least 32,000 homes.

Source: RIA Novosti

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