Oaxaca City - 23/06/2020 (Foto: twitter @SkyAlertMx)

An earthquake registered with a magnitude 7.1, which was later renewed to 7.5, shook the territory of Mexico on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 around 10.29: 03 am Mexico City time.

According to reports from the National Seismological Service through its official Twitter page @ SSNMexico, the epicenter was 12 km southeast of Crucecita, Oaxaca, Lat 15.68 Lon -96.07 with a depth of 10 km.

Great shocks were felt in the capital, Mexico City. Residents who felt the shaking shortly after the earthquake warning alarm started sounding, after which, forgetting the quarantine, left their homes to gather outdoors in safe areas.

The earthquakes were quite long, lasting about 2 minutes. Houses, utility poles, and even parked cars swayed clearly. Power lines, telephone and internet failed shortly after the earthquake.

According to a report by the Governor of Oaxaca, as reported by @ SkyAlertMx through Twitter, to date the earthquake has caused, in the Huatulco area, one death and one person injured.

Local authorities also issued tsunami warnings that were shortly afterwards withdrawn.

In addition to the Oaxaca region, where the epicenter of the earthquake was, damage was also reported in several other sites, such as Mexico City and Puebla City.

So far there have been more than 200 aftershocks, almost all imperceptible, after the main earthquake that reached a magnitude of 7.5 degrees this Tuesday morning.

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