Mexico Earthquake Live: 90 Killed, Thousands of Homes Wrecked

Tsunami may hit the coast of Mexico in the next three hours, say reports.

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 People stand in a  street in the La Roma neighbourhood of Mexico City after the earthquake.
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At least 90 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations, and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and El Salvador, following the earthquake.

Snapshot
  • At least 90 persons have died in Mexico after an earthquake hit the country
  • Hurricane Katia made landfall in eastern Mexico on Friday
  • Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said
  • This is Mexico’s most severe earthquake in over eight decades
9:17 AM , 11 Sep

Death Toll Rises to 90

The death toll in Mexico rose to 90 after an earthquake people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south, state officials said.

In Juchitan alone, more than 5,000 homes were destroyed. Hundreds and thousands of Mexicans were temporarily left without electricity or water

11:30 AM , 09 Sep

Hurricane Katia Makes Landfall in Mexico

Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

It lost some strength before it landed about 115 miles (185 km) northwest of the port city of Veracruz as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds 75 mph (120 km/h). The storm was expected to weaken rapidly over the next day, the NHC said.

Category 1 is the NHC's weakest hurricane designation while Category 5 is the strongest. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes.

11:28 AM , 09 Sep

Death Toll Touches 61

At least 61 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

12:59 AM , 09 Sep

Death Toll Rises From 36 to 58

The strongest earthquake in Mexico in 85 years claimed at least 58 lives. The death toll rose sharply from 36.


Published: 08 Sep 2017, 10:56 AM IST
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