Huge explosion rips through Mexico City after 7.1 quake

Huge explosion rips through Mexico City after 7.1 quake

Local television broadcast images of collapsed buildings and rubble-filled streets, according to The Associated Press. All told, those two states have a combined population of nine million people, and are impoverished. Mexico City's worldwide airport has suspended activity while the airport personnel ensure that no damage was done. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said 44 buildings were severely damaged or destroyed.

Jai Krishnan, who is living in Mexico, saw crowds of terrified people in the streets moments after the 7.1 magnitude tremor struck Mexico City and surrounding states this morning New Zealand time - the second powerful quake to strike the region in the past fortnight.

A magnitude-7.1 natural disaster struck central Mexico this afternoon, southeast of Mexico City, not even two weeks after another powerful 8.1-magnitude temblor hit the country.

Del Mazo said a quarry worker was killed when the quake unleashed a rock slide, and another died when hit by a falling lamppost.

Preparatory reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-upper east of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, as indicated by the US Geological Survey.

The September 19th quake struck eight kilometres southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla.

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Despite his differences with the country, US President Donald Trump Tweeted a message of support to the people of Mexico. The quake measured a 7.1 on the Richter Scale, just weeks after a more powerful one killed 61 people. Thousands of people streamed outside buildings in panic amidst blaring alarm bells.

A map of the tectonic plate forces that subject Mexico to regular earthquakes. "I quickly will come back to Mexico City to address the circumstance caused by the natural disaster".

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto was on a flight to Oaxaca - one of the areas hardest hit by the previous quake - on Tuesday.

The governor of Puebla said on Twitter that there were reports of damaged buildings.

Alma Gonzalez was in her fourth-floor apartment in the Roma neighbourhood when the quake collapsed the ground floor of her building, leaving her no way out, until neighbours set up a ladder on their roof and helped her slide out a side window.

"Thank you, God, for keeping us safe once again".

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