Massive Earthquake Rattles Mexico City

 

SANTA MARIA ZAPOTITLAN, TX – A powerful earthquake on Tuesday morning caused panic in the streets of Mexico City as seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings.

According to KTXS, the earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.4, hit at 10:29 a.m. along Mexico's southern Pacific coast. The epicenter was 7 miles (12 km) south-southwest of Santa Maria Zapotitlan in Oaxaca state, more than 180 miles from Mexico City.


According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, nearly 2 million people felt the strong or moderate shaking and while 49 million felt weak or light shaking.

No major damages have been reported as of right now, but areas did experience power outages and aftershocks.

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