Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Strong quake shakes Mexico breaks bridge  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 09/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Mexico city: a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled mexico on thursday causing a bridge to collapse in the south and sending people fleeing into the capital’s streets as buildings swayed.

mexico city a megalopolis of 20 million people escaped major damage and injuries as residents evacuated homes and offices.

hundreds of tourists calmly left their hotels in the pacific resort of acapulco and returned after a few minutes.

but a large chunk of a road’s bridge collapsed in tecpan de galeana near the epicenter of the earthquake in southern guerrero state according to a picture posted by the state’s public safety agency on twitter.

guerrero state authorities were reviewing the region’s infrastructure for any damage. none was reported in the state capital chilpancingo.

the us geological survey said the quake was centered 15 kilometers (eight miles) north of tecpan de galeana and 277 kilometers (172 miles) southwest of mexico city.

the earthquake had a depth of 23 kilometers. the usgs initially measured it at a magnitude of 6.8 before revising it down.

“at first it felt like a jolt and then it started to move. we are used to it but you never know how long it will last or how strong it will be which is why we always evacuate” said daniel rodriguez 55 an engineer who fled his second-floor mexico city office.

as the earth shook finance minister luis videgaray was delivering a speech and stopped mid sentence.

“if it’s alright with you we will take a break because it is shaking” videgaray calmly told the audience.

mexico’s national seismology service reported at least two aftershocks of 5.1 and 4.9 magnitude.

the us pacific tsunami warning center said there was no widespread threat of destructive waves.

the temblor came three weeks after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the capital and the pacific resort of acapulco on april 18 breaking some windows and walls but sparing the country from any major damage or injuries.

mexico city is sensitive to distant earthquakes because it was built over soft soil from a drained lake that magnifies their effect.

in 1985 thousands of people were killed in mexico city when buildings collapsed after an 8.1-magnitude temblor struck the pacific coast.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 30 2015 - test from diaaAdvanced Currecy Markets [ACM]
(MENAFN - Advanced Currecy Markets [ACM]) ...

 Jan 29 2015 - HH the Emir Receives Phone Call from Ban Ki-moonQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday received a phone call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during which he thanked HH the Emir on the ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Consumer spends on pharma products to increase to Dh5.03b by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai € Consumer expenditure on pharmaceutical products, medical appliances and equipment in the UAE has experienced a strong increase and is forecast to be valued around ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE- Time to put cyber security on top priorityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Kaspersky lab solutions block millions of attacks across the globe, which clearly indicates that cyber criminals are smart, but not smarter than security providers.This was ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Indian business council honours Emirati businessmenKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai - The Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) hosted a reception on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India at the Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay, on Sunday. ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE, Canada discuss ways to boost tradeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, received a Canadian delegation led by Martin Zablocki, CEO of the Canadian ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Emirates NBD facilitates Stanbic in $85 million loan facilityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait and Standard Chartered Bank joined the transaction as mandated lead arrangers while Al Khalij Commercial Bank and The Commercial Bank of Qatar ...

 Jan 29 2015 - NBAD profit jumps 28% in 2014Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - A strong growth in incomes from interest and non-interest based revenues bolstered the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) profits to Dh1.372 billion in the quarter ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE pharma spend to hit Dh5 billion by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It is also forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9.78 per cent from 2014 to 2020 as, by then, the value of consumer expenditure on ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Parents happy with children's educationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi: A survey by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has revealed that parents across the emirate are satisfied with their children's schools. The education ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help