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Published On: Wed, Sep 20th, 2017

Deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico’s Puebla region

nsnbc : A deadly earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s Puebla region on Tuesday at 13:14 local time (18:14 GMT). There have been at least 80 fatalities and the toll is expected to rise. The tremor also caused significant structural damage.

Mexico earthquake_Sep 19, 2017_1The epicenter of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake is in Mexico’s Puebla region, about 55 km from the city of Puebla with a population of about 1,590,250, about 4.5 km from the town of Raboso with a population of 4,474, 7.2 km from the city of Izúcar de Matamoros with a population of 42,936 and some 36.1 km from the city of Atlixco with a population of 85,891. The hypocenter was at a depth of about 56 kilometers.

The earthquake was considered extremely dangerous and destructive and it is very likely that the number of dead could rise significantly.

There have been reports about at least 29 collapsed buildings in Mexico City alone, and it may take hours if not a day or two before authorities have made more or less reliable damage assessments and casualty assessments. There was an almost similar earthquake in 1999 that had a toll of 20 fatalities.

Mexico earthquake_Sep 19, 2017_2However, Tuesday’s earthquake is much closer to populated areas. More than 2 million persons live in areas that could have been very strongly or strongly affected while Mexico City may only have been moderately affected.

Earthquake Report quoted Professor Max Wyss, who specialises in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities, as expecting 500 to 5,000 injuries and 0 to 200 fatalities. nsnbc international will follow up on this report… (below)

Meanwhile, we also recommend Earthquake Report were there are more details and where there will be posted regular updates as well. Access Earthquake Report (HERE).

A/N – nsnbc 20.09.2017

Follow-up article:

At least 248 fatalities in earthquake, we are facing an emergency: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto 

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