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Source: NBC News

13 killed in helicopter crash in Oaxaca after Mexican quake

Saturday 22:45 GMT

The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that five women, four men and three children were killed at the crash site and another person died later at the hospital.

President Enrique Pena Nieto said via Twitter that both officials and crew were fine, although the interior department said that they had light injuries.

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Source: The Guradian

Mexico hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake, damaging buildings

Saturday 23:41 GMT

A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, causing minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.

In Mexico City, tall buildings swayed for more than a minute as seismic alarms sounded, with older structures in the chic Condesa neighborhood knocking into each other, and some cracks appearing in plaster and paintwork. Two young men standing by a building that collapsed during a 19 September earthquake were still hugging minutes after the tremor.

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Source: CTV

Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

Today 00:36 GMT

Earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

The Mexico City Red Cross said via Twitter that the facade of a building collapsed in Mexico City's Condesa neighbourhood, which was hit hard on Sept. 19. The Oaxaca state government said via Twitter that only material damages were reported near Pinotepa and Santiago Jamiltepec, but that shelters were opened for those fleeing damaged homes.

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Source: The Week

California is long overdue for a major earthquake

Today 00:37 GMT

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island on Jan. 23, 2018 was just the latest reminder of major seismic activity along the Pacific Rim.. Tragic quakes that occurred in 2017 near the Iran-Iraq border and in central Mexico, with magnitudes of 7.3 and 7.1, respectively, are well within the range of earthquake sizes that have a high likelihood of occurring in highly populated parts of California during the next few decades.

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Source: BBC

Earthquake felt across parts of UK

Saturday 16:21 GMT

Shaking has been reported across south Wales, the south-west of England and the Midlands, but there have been no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Bryan Jones, 72, of Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff, said: "It was like a tremor but it was quite frightening for my granddaughter - she swore a little bit and my wife got up asking 'What was that?'". "We thought nothing of it until we saw reports from other people on social media." Louise Craig, from Connah's Quay in north Wales, said it was "the most excitement I've had on a Saturday afternoon for a while".

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Source: DW

Powerful earthquake leaves Mexico reeling

Today 00:36 GMT

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Friday, causing minor building damage and panic in the capital, just five months after an earthquake killed hundreds of people.

This was away from major urban centers, but it was powerful enough to leave tall buildings swaying for more than a minute in Mexico City, more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) away. Local media published images and videos showing bricks and rubble that had fallen from buildings, and products falling off shelves in a supermarket.

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Source: Fox News

13 dead as helicopter assessing Mexico quake damage plummets

Today 00:36 GMT

Thirteen people were killed and 16 injured when a military helicopter carrying high-ranking officials to assess the damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, officials said Saturday.

The damage was minimal compared with the toll from an 8.2-magnitude quake that struck in the same general area on Sept. 7 and a 7.1 quake on Sept. 19, which killed 471 people and damaged over 180,000 houses in eight states, including Mexico City.

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Source: NBC News

Powerful earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Saturday 03:22 GMT

Earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City's central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state's capital, nearer the quake's epicenter, which was in a rural area close to Mexico's Pacific coast and the border with Guerrero state.


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