Mexico Earthquake Magnitude 6.8
MEXICO CITY (CBS SF) – AN earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has hit the geographic area of United Mexican States.
The quake – originally thought to be magnitude 6.8 – reportedly sent individuals in Ciudad de Mexico earthquake, with workplace employees streaming into the streets.
The quake smitten the Tecapan Delaware Galeana region, regarding 280 miles south west of the capital, in keeping with USGS maps.
The quake was terribly shallow, with a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). There was solely delicate shaking within the resort town of urban center, in keeping with AN Associated Press newsman there.
Mexico City is at risk of distant earthquakes as a result of abundant of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds. They jiggle like jelly once the quake waves hit.
A 7.2-magnitude quake with AN geographic point within the same region barrel central and southern United Mexican States on Gregorian calendar month eighteen.
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