Earthquake in Mexico Kills Hundreds, Topples Buildings

By Paul Riegler on 21 September 2017
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A shop in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico before the earthquake

A shop in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico before the earthquake

The earthquake, which struck at 1 p.m. and registered 7.1 on the Richter scale, was centered approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.

The earthquake hit the country exactly 22 years after one that left thousands dead in Mexico City.

Among the dead from Tuesday’s quake are 21 children, who perished when their elementary school building collapsed.

Rescue workers are combing through debris, searching for survivors. Many parts of the country are without power.  Over 40 buildings collapsed in Mexico City alone, following heavy and prolonged shaking in the capital from the earthquake.

Mexico City International Airport closed Tuesday night, but reopened Wednesday morning. Over 220 flights were delayed with 149 cancelled on Tuesday.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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