The 71 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico Cit

first_imgThe 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico City to its core and has so far claimed the lives of at least 200 people across Puebla, Morelos and Mexico City, has devastated the nation and left soldiers, citizens and authorities to frantically, yet carefully, search under steel, concrete and timber debris from collapsed building, for the dead and injured, trapped since the quake struck in Puebla state, about 120km from Mexico City, on Tuesday [local time].DFAT has confirmed it is working with authorities in Mexico to determine if any Australians are affected. Some structural damage was reported at Mexico City International Airport, forcing its closure for several hours for assessment. The airport has now reopened but travellers are still advised to double-check with their airline for flight changes. IMAGE: Thousands of people flood into the main streets of Mexico City in panic, fleeing collapsing buildings, amid burst gas and water mains, and with no electricity across at least half of the city, after Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake. earthquakemexicoMexico Citylast_img

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