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Powerful earthquake in Mexico leaves 1.2 mln people without electricity

Christian Fernsby |
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake that rocked the state of Michoacan in western Mexico left 1.2 million users without electricity, the country’s Federal Electricity Commission said in a statement.

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So far, power supply has been restored for 68% of the 1.2 million people in five regions, the commission said.

The quake was felt in a number of regions in the country’s southern, western and central areas, including the states of Guerrero, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca and Jalisco. A man was killed when the wall of a shopping mall in Manzanillo, Colima collapsed.

No information about the total material damage has yet been published.

The earthquake occurred within less than an hour after a large-scale earthquake drill was launched. The earthquake alarm was activated in Mexico City for a second time on Monday, after which tens of thousands people were evacuated from residential and administrative buildings. The situation in the megalopolis is currently calm.


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