A deadly earthquake has stuck Mexico City

April 29th, 2009 - 1:42 am ICT by GD  

Mexico was stuck by a major earthquake Monday. It was felt the strongest in Mexico City, the capital of the country. Later scientists confined that the earthquake the people of Mexico City experienced on Monday was 6.0 in magnitude. This has also been confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of this huge earthquake was at Guerrero which is 9 miles south-southeast of Tixtla and 50 miles south of the capital city. It was also estimated that the quake was 25.6 miles deep.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the quake shook huge buildings and terrified the local people. Most office workers and people residing at the top floors of high-rises had to evacuate their buildings immediately. There was widespread panic and fear among the local populace. Most feared that the buildings and the bridges would collapse due to the violent earthquake. There was no warning before and the people were taken completely by surprise.

Later government sources confirmed that atleast 2 women aged 67 and 75 had died of heart attack as the panic spread all around. They resided near the epicenter at Guerrero where the effects were devastating. Houses and resorts collapsed near Acapulco, according to the police authorities. As a matter of fact this earthquake came just when the country was trying to come out of the dangerous ’swine flu’ epidemic which had taken a toll of 149 throughout the nation. Also the country is facing extreme economic crisis due to the current recession. The recent earthquake has only made the things worse for most Mexicans, especially those living in and around the capital city.

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