Published On: Sat, Mar 21st, 2015

5.4 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City and Causes Landslides in Guerrero

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 shook the central Valley of Mexico, and according to the National Seismological Service, it had its epicentre 23 miles south of Cuautla, in the state of Puebla.

Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong informed that so far there are no reports of damage in the country.

The mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera, said that many buildings were evacuated, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

Luis Felipe Puente, National Civil Protection Coordinator, said that the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, and that there are “no damage reports so far.”

The Ministry of the Interior added that the emergency protocols have been activated for the central area of the country, while the National Water Commission will also check on the water infrastructure.

No damages were reported, according to Luis Felipe Puente, National Civil Protection Coordinator.. (Photo: Francisco Montaño/EL UNIVERSAL )

No damages were reported, according to Luis Felipe Puente, National Civil Protection Coordinator.. (Photo: Francisco Montaño/EL UNIVERSAL )

Eruviel Ávila, governor of the State of Mexico, informed that the “emergency protocol has been activated in order to find damages caused by the earthquake.”

The governor of Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle, said that there are no damage reports and that the civil protection authorities have activated the security protocols.

 

Meanwhile, Guerrero State Minister of Civil Protection, Raúl Milliani Sabido, reported that after the 5.4 magnitude earthquake, with its epicenter in Chiautla de Tapia, Puebla, two landslides were reported on the Huamuxtitlán-Xochihuehuetlán highway in Guerrero.

Civil Protection reported through its official Twitter account that a lane was affected.

It also reported that members of the department monitor the eight regions of Guerrero in order to evaluate the damages in the territory.

The landslides occurred in an area known as La Cañada, in the town of Huamuxtitlán, located in Guerrero’s mountain region bordering with the state of Puebla.

 

Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/

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