Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum. Photo: Facebook


A powerful earthquake of magnitud 7.5 on the Richter Scale rocked Mexico City at about 10:29 a.m. local time on Tuesday, June 23.

In a city still under lockdown from the covid-19 pandemic and still recovering from the massive damages of the Sept. 19, 2017 quake, the tremor sent nervous residents fleeing from their homes and offices as helicopters patrolled the area from above.

But while many people were shaken by the quake, which had its epicenter in southeast Oaxaca, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum reported that there were no serious structural damages reported as of yet.

Still, electricity and internet service were cut off in many parts of the capital, as well as in the adjoining State of Mexico (Edoméx), according to Edoméx Governor Alfredo del Mazo.

According to Mexico’s National Civil Protection Commission, there were also no major structural damages in the other states where it was felt, including Puebla, Guerrero, Chiapas, Morelos and Veracruz.

Notwithstanding, there were at least six deaths reported in Oaxaca as a result of the tremor.

The government reported that aftershocks were a potential danger.

There was also a tsunami warning issued.

…June 23, 2020



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