News Update!!: Raboso, Mexico: Latest Information: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake.

News Update!!: Raboso, Mexico: Latest Information: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit Raboso, Mexico on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to everybody affected by the earthquake. Stay Strong and United Mexico. **

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** As of 7:00am PT on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017: **

** Picture from the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.): **

According to the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Matias Romero, Mexico at around 5:53am PT on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

NBC News is reporting that the latest earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital where residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by the strong earthquake earlier this week.

At least 295 people have been killed in Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

From the last 2 big earthquakes this month together, nearly 400 people have been killed, this includes deaths from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 and the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that hit on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.

 

** As of 7:00am PT on Friday, September 22nd, 2017: **

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NBC News is reporting that cheers erupted from more than 1,000 volunteers and officials after they pulled a survivor from the rubble of a textile factory more than 2 days after it was obliterated by the earthquake. Shortly after the person pulled from the mangled concrete in the evening on Thursday, the workers resumed their search.

The 3 story textile factory in the Colonia Obrera neighborhood was one of the largest of dozens of buildings that collapsed across the capital.

At least 286 people have been killed by Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017: **

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The death toll had reached 230 people, with 100 people dead in Mexico City, Mexico alone.

According to Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, the earthquake felled at least 38 buildings in the capital alone, including the Enrique Rebsamen school —where 21 children and four adults died.

NBC News is reporting that in the Roma Norte district, 30 survivors were pulled from the ruins of an employment agency — but 2 dozen others were still missing.

Mexico earthquake death toll climbs as rescuers race to find survivors in rubble.

Desperate rescuers continue to dig through rubble after powerful Mexico earthquake.

Video from NBC News shows a young boy describes how he survived his school collapsing during earthquake in central Mexico.

According to the Mexico City’s Social Development Department, at least 52 people had been saved by mid-afternoon.

 

** As of 11:00am PT on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017: **

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NBC News is reporting that the Mexico’s National Civil Defense agency put the death toll at 248 people early Wednesday, but later reduced the number to 217 people, and the reasons for this discrepancy was not immediately clear.

Dozens of children and adults are still missing after a school collapsed in Mexico following magnitude 7.1 earthquake:

Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team are being deployed to Mexico to assist with 7.1 earthquake aftermath.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017: **

** Picture from the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.): **

According to the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit Raboso, Mexico, 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, Mexico, at around 2:15pm ET on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

** Pictures from NBC News: **

At this moment, at least 226 people reportedly dead and many injured in the earthquake, but that amount many change in the coming days.

The Associated Press is reporting that a dozens of buildings collapsed or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City, Mexico as well as medical crews evacuating patients from damaged hospitals and along Reforma Avenue, thousands fled office buildings as they swayed.

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Electricity and cellphone service was interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark.

According to the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense, more than 3,400 soldiers deployed in areas affected by earthquake near Mexico City.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was on a flight to Oaxaca when the earthquake struck.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto wrote in a tweet, “In flight to Oaxaca. Immediately return to Mexico City to attend the earthquake”.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott offered “thoughts and prayers of Texans” to Mexico and said the state would “continue to offer any support to aid Mexico in their time of need.”

United States of America President Donald Trump sent his support to Mexico in a tweet saying, “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you”.

 

 

This latest earthquake to hit Mexico comes less than 2 weeks after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico on Friday, September 8th, 2017 and left nearly 100 people dead, and the latest earthquakes comes just moments after buildings across Mexico City, Mexico held earthquake drills to mark the anniversary of a massive Thursday, September 19th, 1985, earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people,

Earthquake expert Lucy Jones, who retired after 33 years at the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), told NBC News that the earthquake is “quite an unusual occasion” because of where it occurred.

“It’s a place that doesn’t usually have earthquakes, but it can. It’s sort of like having a magnitude 7 in Nevada — they aren’t as common as in California but they definitely have happened,” Lucy Jones said to NBC News.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more information is still coming in. **

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