7.2 magnitude quake SR shakes Mexico, triggers light damage

Mexico City
 An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter Scale (SR) shook Mexico. The quake triggered minor damage to buildings in the Oaxaca region of southern Mexico.

As reported by Reuters and AFP Saturday (17/2/2018), the epicenter was located 37 kilometers northeast of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca, or close to the resort surfers on the Pacific coast. The US Geological Survey (USGS) notes the center is at a depth of 24.6 kilometers from the Earth's surface. This earthquake is not considered a potential tsunami.

Both the capital city of Mexico City and southern Mexico are still recovering after a powerful earthquake that triggered extensive damage in September 2017. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declared 'protocols have been activated' after this powerful earthquake struck.

There have been no reports of casualties due to the recent earthquake that rocked on Friday (16/2) this local time. Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said the quake triggered minor damage to buildings in Oaxaca.

Media uploaded photos show bricks and debris falling from buildings. The products at the local supermarket are also seen falling off the shelves. This earthquake tremor is felt to the territory of Guatemala, which is in southern Mexico.

In Mexico City, high-rise buildings rocked for more than a minute due to this earthquake. Earthquake warning alarm goes off. It was reported that some old buildings in the Condesa region had a small rift after the earthquake shook. Trees, power lines and cars also swayed as the quake struck.

Frantic locals rush out of the building and gather on the streets. They are still traumatized by two large earthquakes that shook in September 2017 and killed a total of 465 people.

"Honestly, we were all a little annoyed, we started crying every time the alarm went off, we were stressed, we remembered the earthquake before, so we ran out onto the street. Valladolid (38) who lives in La Roma, Mexico City.

Julia Hernandez calls the quake vibration she feels makes her like in a ship. "Will this stop?" he said. "We live in fear, with memories of what happened before," said Hernandez's daughter.

(nvc / dnu)

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Earthquake 6.4 SR Near Taiwan Beach Kills 2 People

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck near the coast of Taiwan on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding more than 200 others, officials said.

The Marshal's ground floor in Hualien collapsed, causing death an employee. Another person died in a residential building, according to a fire and rescue service report.

The foundations of other buildings shifted and rescuers used stairs, ropes and cranes to secure the inhabitants.

Taiwan media reported another hotel called " Beautiful Life Hotel "became slanted. The media also posted photos showing cracked roads in several areas.

Bridges and several highways are closed pending checks after warping due to earthquake shocks. [as]

6.4 SR Earthquake Shook East Taiwan

 An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale (SR) shook eastern Taiwan. This incident occurred on Tuesday (6/2) at around 23:50 local time.

Reported by AFP on Wednesday (7/2/2018), based on information from the United States Geological Survey, the location of the earthquake is about 21 kilometers northeast of the city Hualien Port.

The weather bureau on the island recorded the 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

Previously, on Sunday (4/2) there was a shallow quake five times within two hours. At that time the earthquake occurred off the east coast of Taiwan.

Taiwan is located near the meeting of two tectonic plates. This condition causes earthquakes to occur frequently

The worst impact of the earthquake ever occurred in September 1999. At that time a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck to kill about 2,400 people.
(jbr / knv)

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Earthquake 6.1 SR Shake Taiwan, No Damage Report

 A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Taiwan region. Not yet known whether or not there is a potential tsunami due to this earthquake.

Reported by AFP, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the earthquake occurred tonight on Sunday (4/2/2018) around the east coast of Taiwan. The location of the quake was 15 km north of the port city of Hualien at a depth of about eight kilometers

So far there have been no reports of damage and casualties due to the earthquake. USGS predicts the likelihood of the victim and the damage will be low

Meanwhile, according to AFP, Taiwan's high-speed rail system and local trains operate as usual. This is the second earthquake that struck Taiwan's east coast on Sunday following a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in the same region.
(elz / elz)

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