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Mexico earthquake: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 248

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 September 2017, 14:08 IST
Mexico earthquake

About 248 people have reportedly been killed in the powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 on Richter scale that struck Mexico on 19 September.

The natural calamity has caused serious damage to lives and property in the region. The number is expected to rise as many bodies are trapped under collapsed buildings, reported the CNN.

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

First published: 20 September 2017, 14:08 IST
 
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