At least ten people were killed in the earthquake in the state of Oaxaca in the southern zone of Mexico on Tuesday, which was also recorded in the capital, according to the latest results from the National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC). who also reported 21 injuries as a result of the tremor.
Oaxaca’s governor Alejandro Murat has also confirmed the balance of the “two women and eight men” deaths in statements to Radio Formula, adding that despite the damage, “there are” more than 5,000 houses with some type of damage “materials would not be as severe as other previous earthquakes.
The National Seismological Service has corrected the magnitude of the earthquake to reduce it to 7.4 on the Richter scale and location since the epicenter would have been two kilometers from the city of La Crucecita. By Wednesday afternoon, more than 2,000 aftershocks had been registered, the most serious of which were 5.5, reports the newspaper ‘El Universal’.
Murat has recognized that there is a certain “fear” of aftershocks and that even some medical centers care for patients on the street. The National Civil Protection Coordination has confirmed the deployment of a mission to the area to support local units and the government of the State of Oaxaca.
At the national level, 50 communities were affected by the earthquake on Tuesday. In Mexico City, where the earthquake was also felt, two people were injured and more than 30 buildings were damaged on their facades, according to local authorities.