Mexico earthquake 2011: 6.5-magnitude quake hits Mexico City, President Felipe Calderon tweets update

By on Dec 11, 2011 in Natural Disasters, North America Comments

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on its capital city on Saturday, December 10, 2011, with Mexican President Felipe Calderon tweeting the details and update.



Mexico City residents in the streets, shortly after
the 6.5-magnitude earthquake

Image Credit: Daniel Hernandez Twitter/Twitpic

As noted at the official website of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the strong earthquake occurred at around 7:47:26 p.m. on Saturday (Mexico time) and had a depth of 64.9 kilometers (40.3 miles).

According to USGS, the epicenter of the Mexico earthquake is 166 km (103 miles) SSW of Mexico City; 42 km (26 miles) SW of Iguala, Guerrero, and 56 km (34 miles) ESE of Arcelia, also in Guerrero.

Although the news was reported in various news websites, Mexican President Felipe Calderon used his official Twitter account to update the world and his countrymen as well on the recent event.

“No se reportan al momento daños mayores, sin embargo los reportes son preliminares. Si tienen conocimiento de daños por favor infórmenlo.” President Felipe Calderon (@Felipe Calderon) tweeted.

(No major damage reported at the time, however the reports are preliminary. If you are aware of damage please inform) – Based on Google Translate.

“Un herido por techo caído en Tuxpan Guerrero. Sin más reportes de daños al momento. Todos los servicios en el DF se reportan funcionando con normalidad. Información por corroborar señala dos personas fallecidas en Guerrero.” The Mexican president tweeted abou an hour later.

(An injured by fallen roof Tuxpan Guerrero. No more reports of damage at the time. All services in the City are reported to function normally. Corroborate information indicates two people killed in Guerrero.)

Meanwhile, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard also used Twitter to report updates on the earthquake and noted that there was a power failure in some parts of the city.



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