A few moments ago there was an earthquake that was felt in Mexico City, with an epicenter in Oaxaca and of 7.5 magnitude, according to preliminary information.
“Preliminary: SISMO Magnitude 7.5 Loc. 12 km SOUTHEAST CRUCECITA, OAX 06/23/2020 10:29:03 Lat 15.68 Lon -96.07 Pf 10 km”, reported the National Seismological System.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA) issued a tsunami warning for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras after the strong earthquake.
UPDATE: THE TSUNAMI WARNING HAS EXPIRED
The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum published on her Twitter account: “Magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Protocols are activated. Information in a minute ”.
The earthquake strongly shook buildings in central Mexico City, with hundreds of people fleeing their houses into the streets after city alarms alerted residents minutes before the tremors.
Reports assure that the duration of the quake was approximately one minute.
Official sources confirm the presence of the head of government at C5 and security reviews are being carried out by air and by ground in Mexico City.
The strong earthquake was felt in various states of the country such as Guerrero, Chiapas, Veracruz.
David León, national coordinator of Civil Protection, said that so far no damage has been reported to priority infrastructures, such as hydroelectric plants or oil facilities.
Initial reports confirm the death of four people and one serious injury in Oaxaca, near the epicenter. Mostly only minor damage has been reported in the area, including damage to a COVID Hospital. Oaxaca and the central valley of Mexico was spared serious damage from the powerful 7.4 earthquake.
Reports of damage beginning to come in from Huatulco, Oaxaca.
Damage in Oaxaca, Mexico.