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Earthquakes jolt Mexico, thousands flee, trains shut down

Four earthquakes have been recorded within thirty minutes in Mexico today. The first had a magnitude of 5.5, the second one of 5.1 and other two were below magnitude 5.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first quake's epicenter was located 17 km WSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional and 55 km SSE of Ometepec. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Pinotepa de Don Luis, San Pedro Jicayan, Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, San Andres Huaxpaltepec. People of Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca de Juarez, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Ciudad de Huajuapam de Leon, Chilpancingo de los Bravos and Acapulco de Juarez will have felt light to weak shaking.

Related post: List of latest natural disasters in Mexico in 2013

Tremors were enough to shake buildings in capital city Mexico. Thousands of people were seen fleeing into the streets in Oaxaca, Mexico City and Pueblaas as soon as the quake alarms sounded.

The trains were also shut down for a few minutes as a precaution. It was soon restarted.

Following Univision Noticias, helicopters flew over the city in order to check for any damage caused by the quake but luckily no damage has been reported.

13:04 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 07:04 AM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
17 km WSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico
55 km SSE of Ometepec, Mexico
123 km SSW of Santa Maria Asuncion Tlaxiaco, Mexico
125 km WNW of Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Photo: Earthquake epicenter satellite map of Mexico City; USGS

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 26, 2013

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