Earthquake-strikes-Oaxaca-Mexico - Story | Northwest Arkansas

Sergio Conner
September 24, 2017

A 7.1 quake hit the city on Thursday, killing at least 295 people.

The television station continued to give accounts, which it said were verified by officials, in an effort to rescue the girl leading up to Thursday's report by the navy, shocking many Mexicans who had followed the news, BuzzFeed said.

An quake of magnitude 6.2 struck southeast of the town of Matías Romero in Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. GoM civil defense authorities temporarily halted rescue operations immediately after the quake as a safety measure, but activities have since resumed, according to worldwide media.

Mendez and three others were rescued Wednesday morning from the ruins of a six-story building in the city's Roma neighborhood.

Mr Sarmiento said the only person still listed as missing was a school employee.

Mexico City's global airport sustained some structural damage, but Pena Nieto said the airport has returned to normal operations.

Martin Mendez, a locksmith, said he was working in a building when it collapsed.

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A powerful 7.1-magnitude natural disaster hit several states in Mexico on Tuesday, killing 293 people. As of now, the death toll of the most recent quake stands at 200, but is expected to increase.

"It was big enough for us to know it was big", she said, but from what she saw not powerful enough to people over.

"There are moments when you feel like you're breaking down", said Patricia Fernandez Romero, who was waiting for word on the fate of her 27-year-old son.

Dielen also said in the statement that they have been assured that, while the authorities' immediate priority will be dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, the 2017 World Archery Congress and Championships should continue as planned.

There were no reports of new damage in the capital and rescue efforts were still the priority, Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera said on Twitter. The chief of Mexico's Federal Police taped one dog climbing between slabs of concrete looking for victims in a collapsed building.

Mexico City did not appear to have sustained significant damage in the earlier and stronger of Saturday's two quakes, said the country's office of the secretary of public security.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced aid for the reconstruction of houses damaged in the September 7 quake in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

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