The open-scale, 7.5-magnitude Ricther earthquake, which was registered at an epicenter on the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, has claimed at least six deaths and four wounded, according to the latest state coordination in civil protection (CEPCO).
The tellurium movement has damaged at least 500 homes in the state of Oaxaca. The epicenter of the earthquake is 23 kilometers south of the city of La Crucecita.
Authorities have reported multiple landslides on three federal and five federal roads, as well as damage to four archaeological sites and fifteen health centers.
According to the local newspaper El Universal, the government of the state of Oaxaca has asked CEPCO to provide an emergency zone for the 50 earthquake-stricken communities in the Sierra Sur and Costa regions.