Six died in earthquake in Mexico, Guatemala


Guwahati/8th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): At least six people were killed in powerful earthquakes at Mexico and Guatemala, respectively on Friday. Quake measures 8.1in Mexico and 7.3 in Guatemala. Three people were killed in the city of San Cristobal due to collapse of house. Two children were killed in the state of Tabasco, said Mexico’s Interior Ministry officials. The quake hits at around 12.49am at 120 km off the Pacific Coast in the southwest of Tres Picos in Mexico, said US Geological Survey. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales reported as at least one death in the country and said further details is yet to come. Around 23,000 people have experienced the tremors of violent shaking, according to USGS. According to the reports numbers of houses were damaged and many people got injured in Guatemala. The Centre said warned the public as tsunami could hit the coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and even Ecuador.


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