Maldivian government expresses condolences over Mexican natural disaster

11 September, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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The state government now says 15 people died there due to Thursday night's magnitude 8.1 quake, in addition to 45 reported dead in Oaxaca and four in Tabasco. That appears to have contributed to the injuries.

Mexico's seismology service estimated it at 8.2 magnitude while the US Geological Survey put it at 8.1 - the same as in 1985, the quake-prone country's most destructive ever.

The National Seismological Service said in its most recent report that as of midnight Saturday there had been 846 aftershocks of the magnitude-8.2 quake, which struck just off the coast of the southeastern state of Chiapas late Thursday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves had been detected but on Friday night U.S. time they confirmed that the "threat had now passed".

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported waves of 3.3 feet (1 meter) above the tide level off Salina Cruz, Mexico.

Ignacio Chavez said his son died in the quake.

In the southern region hit hardest by the quake, emergency workers looked for survivors - or bodies - in the rubble of houses, churches and schools that were torn apart in the 8.1-magnitude quake.

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Earlier President Enrique Pena Nieto said more than 770 tremors have been registered in the aftermath of the strongest quake to hit Mexico since 1932. Smaller tsunami waves were observed on the coast or measured by ocean gauges in several other places.

The number of people killed in Mexico in Thursday night's 8.1 magnitude natural disaster on the southern coast has risen to at least 90, Reuters reports.

Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat told Mexican television the quake hit 41 municipalities and had likely affected around one in five of the state's 4-million strong population.

Gov. Manuel Velasco told Milenio TV that the deaths occurred in San Cristobal de las Casas.

Mexico's history of earthquakes: Residents of Mexico City often think about earthquakes after one in 1985 killed 5,000 people and destroyed large parts of the city, the LA Times reported. It had a depth of 35 kilometers.

The quake, which hit minutes before midnight on Thursday, toppled hundreds of buildings, triggered tsunami evacuations and sent panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night.

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