El Nuevo Diario, Mexico.- The 7.5 magnitude earthquake that shook central and southern Mexico on Tuesday has left at least four dead in the southern state of Oaxaca, epicenter of the telluric movement that activated the seismic alert in the capital of the country.
According to the most recent Civil Protection report, the earthquake also left four wounded, two in Oaxaca and another two in Mexico City.
In Oaxaca, a young woman died from a landslide in Santa María Huatulco, a 70-year-old man died in San Juan Ozolotepec from the fall of a roof, and another man perished from the fall of a wall in San Agustín Amatengo.
In addition, in this same state, a worker from the public oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) died in a hospital and fell from a structure during the earthquake.
The state governor, Alejandro Murat, reported to the media that the Huatulco hospital suffered damage, that it cares for COVID-19 patients and may have to be evicted.
The 7.5 magnitude earthquake was registered this Tuesday at 10.29 local time (15.29 GMT) 12 kilometers from Crucecita (Oaxaca) and was felt in several states of the country.
In Mexico City, the seismic alert alarms sounded a minute before the tremor was strongly felt, giving citizens time to evacuate the buildings.
According to Civil Protection, two people were injured in the capital, minor damage to the facades of 32 buildings and structural damage to a building in the Roma neighborhood.
The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, ruled out fatalities, collapse of buildings and damage to hospitals in the capital.
While in the neighbor of the State of Mexico there were affections in two hospitals, one in the municipality of Ecatepec and the other in that of Chalco.
In the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Morelos, Tabasco, Veracruz, Puebla, Michoacán, Tlaxcala and Hidalgo, the earthquake was perceived without major damage so far.
After the earthquake, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, called on the population to remain calm and to be “cautious” before possible aftershocks of the strong earthquake.
The earthquake brought to the memory of Mexicans the tragic September of 2017, when three earthquakes on different days caused the death of 471 people and the fall of numerous buildings in the south and center of the country.
— Yurel De Jesús to www.gentetuya.com