Latest Update 9:07p 6/24/2020
- Seven people confirmed dead, at least 24 injured
Update 9:43 cst, 6/23/2020
- At least five people dead
- A 22-year-old woman and a man were among the dead.
- Damages to general hospitals Pochutla, Puerto Escondido and Pinotepa Nacional and others
- Two of the hospitals with damages have been dealing with coronavirus patients.
- Power outage throughout the capital
- Likely to be fewer than 100 fatalities and less than $100 million in damage
- Earthquakes can cause secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides
More than 400 miles away they could feel the trembler in Mexico City. With the 2017 earthquake fresh in their memory, citizens brushed it off.
Claudia Sheinbaum, the Mexico City Mayor tweeted, “So far no major incidents…”
It is not clear how the people of Crececita, Oaxaca are doing. Internet and telephone appear to be down.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his cabinet are not successfully communicating with Oaxaca. He said, “So far no damage has been reported to us, we don’t have communications with Oaxaca.”
The earthquake’s epicentre is near and dear many tourists in Huatulco which is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations. Just last week beaches were opened and people were feeling a relief from the end of the COVID-19 closures.
So far there is minimal damage but check back here for status updates throughout the day.
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