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The number of victims of a powerful quake in Mexico has risen

12 September 2017, 12:32 | Simon Arnold

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Authorities warn of the possible appearance of a new strong aftershocks.

The aftermath of the quake was seen in the form of rubble and a huge rescue operation is underway in Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, the states that had been affected the worst by the natural disaster.

Puente said in a radio interview that those three southern Pacific states near the epicenter were the most affected.


According to an official, the natural disaster was stronger than the 8.0-magnitude quake of 1985 that killed at least 10,000 people and destroyed a large part of Mexico City.

On Friday off the coast of Mexico were recorded earthquakes of a magnitude of 8.4. The natural disaster was more powerful than the 1985 tremor that hit close to Mexico City and caused thousands of deaths. Till now, there have been 45 deaths reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco.

TRT World's Tetiana Anderson reports. It had a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles). The last major quake to have shaken up Mexico was the 1985 tremor, which has resulted in the death of thousands of people.


A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with the largest wave at 0.7 metres (2.3 feet). Earlier, the governor of Tabasco, Arturo Nunez, said two children had died in his state. Ome was crushed by a collapsing wall.

With rescue workers still searching for survivors, the death toll could continue to rise, officials warned.

The quake triggered tsunami waves as high as 3.3 feet at the port of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca, according to the US National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning. It said the threat was still being evaluated for Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific islands. 61 people until now have been announced dead and President Enrique Peña Nieto suspects at least 200 people have been injured.


The quake was the strongest to hit the country since a devastating 1985 tremor that toppled buildings and killed thousands.



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