Well, I'm from Mexico.
And my country was affected by an earthquake...
This event occurred a few hours ago in Axochiapan, Morelos leaving thousands of injured and hundreds of dead.
It was very tragic...
A powerful earthquake has shaken the center and south of Mexico today and has caused at least 93 deaths just as it marks the 32nd anniversary of the powerful earthquake that caused thousands of deaths in Mexico City.
The National Seismological Service (SSN) has indicated that the telluric movement has been of magnitude 7.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake's epicenter, registered at 1:14 pm local time (6:14 pm GMT), has been located 12 kilometers southeast of Axochiapan, in the central state of Morelos, at a depth of 57 kilometers.
According to the preliminary assessment of the Mexican authorities, 54 deaths have occurred in the state of Morelos, 26 in Puebla, nine in the state of Mexico and four in the capital.
The shaking has caused the collapse of dozens of buildings in different areas of Mexico City.
It has also caused cuts in the electricity supply and in the telephone service, gas leaks and has interrupted the service of the Metro.
School activities have been suspended until further notice to safeguard the safety of staff and facilities.
In the capital, thousands of people have taken to the streets after the shaking in the buildings and a large number of volunteers has joined the tasks of scrapping in search of possible victims.
Local media have also disseminated images of damage and damage to some of the major transport infrastructures. Among other effects, the highway that connects Mexico with Acapulco has been disabled in one of its sections and the capital's airport has suspended operations to review the tracks.
Mexico City has also become a circulatory chaos due to the failure of a large number of traffic lights and the cut of some streets. The Federal Electricity Commission estimates that 3.8 million customers have run out of power due to the tremors.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced on Twitter his "immediate" return to Mexico City to monitor the situation by the latest tremors. The president has called the National Emergency Committee "to assess the situation and coordinate actions". "Important to avoid circulating through streets and avenues to allow passage to emergency vehicles," added Peña Nieto, who has recommended turning off the light and closing the gas to those returning to their homes.
En vuelo a Oaxaca. Regreso de inmediato a la Ciudad de México para atender la situación por sismo.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN)19 de septiembre de 2017
Mexico needs help! #FuerzaMexico
I sincerely wish all those affected are well, and continue with their families. Let's not give up now. Let's fight, now ...
VAMOS CARNALES, SALDREMOS BIEN DE ESTA
— Iori Licea (@iorilicea)19 de septiembre de 2017
- Iori Licea