People Run for Cover as 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Buildings Shaking

February 16, 2018Feb 16, 2018

On late Friday afternoon, an intense earthquake rocked Mexico. The preliminary reports were counting it as a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but recent reports are claiming it as a 7.2.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck along the west coast of Mexico, with the epicenter about 220 miles south of Mexico City in Pinotepa de Don Luis. It struck at about 26 miles per hour.

According to AP, several buildings in Mexico City were shaking because of the earthquake even though they were hundreds of miles away from the epicenter.

ABC News reported that the Mexico City Government said, “Before returning to your homes, it is important to check if there are any damages, turn off gas lines and disconnect energy sources.”

This earthquake follows several smaller earthquakes that took place over the last year in Mexico. Last September, a massive earthquake took place, resulting in over 300 deaths, some of whom were schoolchildren.

At this point, little information has been revealed. Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported yet.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information is made available. In other recent news, a U.S. college was on lockdown today when an active shooter was reported.

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