Mexico City Quake: Malia Obama is Safe after Mexico Earthquake

By on Mar 21, 2012 in Natural Disasters, Science, United States, World Comments

A Mexico earthquake measured at 7.4 magnitude on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, has never threatened the safety of US President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama during her trip, according to an issued statement by the White House.

President Obama’s eldest daughter Malia, was on vacation with school friends in Oaxaca located in southwestern Mexico when the quake occurred.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the epicenter of the Mexico quake was located 11 miles in the underground of Oaxaca. A 5.1-magnitude aftershock followed the preliminary earthquake.

The 13-year-old Malia was accompanied by US Secret Service agents during her vacation.

Earlier reports say that the quake has swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent frightened workers and residents into the streets.

In a statement, issued by the First Lady’s communication director, Kristina Schake said that Malia “is safe and was never in danger.” She reiterates the first family’s “request that the media respect the privacy and security of the Obama children and not report on or photograph the girls when they are not with their parents.”

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