On Friday, September 8, in southern Mexico, an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 and 8.4. According to the us geological center, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 33 kilometers per 107 kilometres from the town of Mapastepec in Chiapas.
Six hours after the quake, Mexican media reported on thirty-two of the victims. According to local media, among them at least two children, one of whom died in the hospital, when a power outage stopped working the unit for ventilation.
According to rescuers and local authorities, the number of victims will grow. Currently it is reported about hundreds of victims.
About two million buildings were without power in the hours after the earthquake, but by evening, the electricity was returned to 74% of homes. In the earthquake-affected areas is already a shortage of drinking water, supply of which, according to local authorities, will last for 36-48 hours.
In Oaxaca collapsed hotel: presumably, under blockages there could be four people. In Chiapas destroyed many buildings.
On the Pacific coast of the country was declared a threat tsunami height of 3 meters. Currently, confirmed on the Mexican coast is a tsunami of at least 1 meter. The tsunami warning also publish the power of Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador.
In the area where it was felt earthquake, more than 90 million people. Re-recorded dozens of aftershocks with magnitude up to 6.1.
Mexican President Enrique peña Nieto called the earthquake the most powerful in the past 100 years.
On Sunday, September 10, Prime Minister of Israel will pay a working visit to Latin America. Netanyahu will visit Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. However, there is no evidence whether or not introduced in the program of the visit any changes related to the situation in Mexico.
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