Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Mexican quake death toll rises to 90 as Oaxaca reports more fatalities

Massive Earthquake Rocks Mexico as the Country Prepares for Hurricane Katia on Gulf Coast Maldivian government expresses condolences over Mexican earthquake
Christy Curtis | 10 September, 2017, 10:52

A powerful 8.2-magnitude natural disaster rocked Mexico late on Thursday, killing at least 16 people in what the President called the quake-prone country's biggest one in a century. The quake shook a large swath of the country and was felt as far north as Mexico City. Thursday's quake was 756km from the city.

The odd lights people saw and documented on social media are believed to be part of an unusual phenomenon, which is caused by the activation of electrical charges on certain types of rock during a quake. It hit off Chiapas' Pacific coast, near the Guatemalan border, with a magnitude of 8.1 — equal to Mexico's strongest quake of the past century.

President Peña Nieto's office said he would travel to Chiapas to survey the damage.

Thousands were killed in four Mexican states in the 1985 event.

"It nearly knocked me over", said Gildardo Arenas Rios, a 64-year-old security guard in Mexico City's Juarez neighbourhood, who was making his rounds when buildings started to tremble. The effects in the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca were probably more severe. Hardest-hit was Juchitan, where a third of the city's homes collapsed or were uninhabitable.

He told Radio Formula that rescuers were searching for a policeman thought to be buried under the rubble of a collapsed building in Juchitan, where the city hall was badly damaged, along with at least 7,000 homes.

Mexico's Governor for the state of Chiapas had earlier reported three fatalities in San Cristobal de las Casas. One was crushed by a collapsing wall. Projections based on population figures anticipate between 1000 and 10000 deaths.

The 'message of sympathy" was sent out by President Abdulla Yameen, where he had also said that he was deeply "grieved' to learn about the devastation caused by the 8.1 magnitude quake.

It can take a minute for seismic waves from a quake's epicentre to reach the capital, several hundred kilometres away.

Mexico sits atop five tectonic plates, making it prone to earthquakes, and has two long coastlines that are frequently battered by hurricanes.

Smaller tsunami waves were observed on the coast or measured by ocean gauges elsewhere.

Economic losses from infrastructure damage is likely to be in the billions, it was reported. "Homes, schools and hospitals have been affected".

President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday evening in a televised address that 61 people were killed by the quake — 45 in Oaxaca state, 12 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco — and he declared three days of national mourning.

Civil Defence photos showed the crumbling facade of the Anel hotel in Matias Romero, which had split in half.

The quake was felt in neighbouring Guatemala.

Local radio in the Central American country reported one death, but it could not be confirmed.

Yunes said Saturday that there were no other reports of major damage, though he said some rivers had risen to near flood stage.

Residents walk past boats that were moved on land in preparation for the expected arrival of Hurricane Katia, in Tecolutla, Veracruz state, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Almost 2 million people were left in the darkness without power following the quake, and schools in 11 states were closed as a safety measure.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves had been detected but on Friday night U.S. time they confirmed that the "threat had now passed".

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