Mexico earthquake: Over 100 killed

ANI | Updated: Sep 20, 2017 05:30 IST

Mexico City [Mexico], Sept 20 (ANI): More than 100 people have reportedly been killed after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 on Richter scale struck Mexico on Tuesday, causing serious damage to lives and property in the region.

However, the death toll is expected to rise as rescuers are still digging out people trapped beneath mounds of rubble.

Earlier, Morelos Governor Graco Ramirez said on Twitter that at least 42 people had died in his state south of Mexico City.

Citing the US Geological Survey, CNN reported that the epicentre of the of the quake was 4.5 kilometers east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 55 km southwest of the city of Puebla.

According to the reports, the quake was felt in the center of Mexico City, which is only about 121 km from the epicenter.

The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km).

Several buildings in Mexico City were severely damaged and thousands of people were seen fleding from the office buildings. (ANI)

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