‘Devastating’: Thousands Evacuate as Mexico Struck By Yet Another Massive Earthquake

The quake hit a little over a week after an 8.2 magnitude tremor slammed Mexico, triggering tsunami warnings and killing more than 90 people

MEXICO–(ENEWSPF)–September 19, 2017

By: Jake Johnson, staff writer

Mexico earthquake
“Pictures fell from office building walls, objects were shaken off of flat surfaces, and computer monitors toppled over. Some people dove for cover under desks. Local media broadcast video of whitecap waves churning the city’s normally placid canals of Xochimilco as boats bobbed up and down,” CBS News reported. (Photo: NBC Nightly News/Twitter)

On the anniversary of the horrific 1985 earthquake that killed at least 5,000 people, Mexico City on Tuesday was rocked by yet another powerful quake that destroyed buildings and forced thousands to pour into the streets for safety.

The U.S. Geological Survey placed the quake’s preliminary magnitude at 7.1, and local outlets are reporting that several people have been killed.

CBS News reported from Mexico City:

In the Roma neighborhood, which was struck hard by the 1985 quake, piles of stucco and brick fallen from building facades littered the streets. Two men calmed a woman seated on a stool in the street, blood trickling from a small wound on her knee.

Pictures fell from office building walls, objects were shaken off of flat surfaces, and computer monitors toppled over. Some people dove for cover under desks. Local media broadcast video of whitecap waves churning the city’s normally placid canals of Xochimilco as boats bobbed up and down.

The earthquake struck a little over a week after an 8.2 magnitude quake killed more than 90 people in Mexico and triggered tsunami warnings.

Devastating” images and videos of the damage wrought by Tuesday’s quake immediately began circulating on social media.

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