7.4-magnitude quake strikes Mexico, tsunami alert dropped

Neighbours take precautions after a building was damaged during a quake in Oaxaca, Mexico. – AFP pic, June 24, 2020.

A POWERFUL 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico today leaving five people dead but an initial tsunami warning was later reversed.

The epicentre was near Crucecita, in the southeastern state of Oaxaca, with shock waves felt as far away as Mexico City, some 700km, where it sent frightened residents rushing into the streets.

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