Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico quake

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Police, soldiers, and emergency workers raced Friday to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico’s most powerful earthquake in a century.

The epicenter of the quake, which hit late Thursday, was in the Pacific Ocean, about 100 km from the town of Tonala in Chiapas.

The quake was felt as far north as Mexico City — 800 km from the epicenter. Officials issued a tsunami alert but waves only reached 70 cm. However, the quake triggered waves that reached as far as New Zealand, more than 11,000 kilometers away. Mexico sits atop five tectonic plates, making it prone to quakes.

 

 

 

 

Source :International Newspapers