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Mexico gets hit by a 7.4 magnitude earth quake

At least two people have died after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s southern coastline Tuesday at 10:29 a.m local time with an epicenter 6.8 miles southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán in Oaxaca state, near El Coyul. The earthquake,which had been estimated to be of 7.7 magnitude before being changed to a 7.4, could be felt as far as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. In capital Mexico City, approximately 190 miles north of the epicenter, tremors were felt and sirens were heard wailing.


The Oaxacan Health Services reported unspecified damages from the quake to general hospitals in Pochutla, Puerto Escondido and Pinotepa Nacional and a few community hospitals in other areas. Two of the hospitals with damages have been dealing with coronavirus patients.
Tsunami waves of 0.68 meters (2.2 ft) were observed in Acapulco and 0.71 meters (2.3 ft) in Salina Cru. An earlier tsunami warning was revised down, according to the US Tsunami Warning System, forecasting possible waves of up to a meter (3.3 ft).

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