Mexico Earthquake: Evacuation warnings underway as HUGE tremor hits

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Paul Martin

A HUGE earthquake has rocked Mexico in the coastal state of Guerrero, triggering seismic warnings and prompting officials to sound evacuation alarms.

Wed, May 16, 2018

Mexico’s National Seismological Service said that the powerful 5.2 magnitude tremor struck at 9.20AM local time, some 30 kilometres southwest of Arcelia in Guerrero.

While there have been no reports of casualties or damage to buildings, officials have begun evacuation procedures in the capital Mexico City more than 200 kilometres away.

Civilians in the region took to social media to discuss the panic currently being endured in the capital.

Ana Rosa Quintana wrote: “In Mexico City and earthquake alarms started sounded. Rushed out of hotel room in my pyjamas and two grown men pushed me to pass me on the stairs.”

Erin Coughlan de Perez added: “Incredibly fast evacuation drill for earthquakes in Mexico City – under 1 minute.”

Despite Mexico City being more than 200 kilometres away from this earthquake, there was still cause for concern.

The capital is built on top of a former lakebed, meaning that the ground is much softer which magnifies the effects of an earthquake.

The central American country is still on high alert following a pair of devastating earthquakes which hit Mexico in September, 2017.

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