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 ten 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
 May 31 2016 - Qatari Emir heads to Saudi Arabia to participate in GCC 16th Consultative MeetingEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DOHA, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- H.H. the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, left Doha on Tuesday morning for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take ...

 May 31 2016 - DP World future leaders visit UAE Embassy in SingaporeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SINGAPORE / DUBAI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- Future leaders of DP World UAE Region met Abdullah Al Mandoos, Acting Charge d'Affaires of the UAE Embassy in ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- EAD organises workshop on mercury emissions inventoryEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, yesterday organised a workshop to highlight the main findings of the Mercury ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- Automation is key to sustaining operation efficiency and productivity: GASCOEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) - Sultan Al Muhairi, Senior Vice President for Technical Affairs of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, GASCO, has affirmed that ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- UN envoy to Yemen says violations to cessation of hostilities in Yemen unacceptableEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) KUWAIT, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has expressed concerns about violations of the cessation of hostilities ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- Ajman sees 20% rise in visitors and tourism revenue in Q1 2016Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The number of guest arrivals into the Emirate of Ajman during the first quarter of the year increased by 20 percent, ...

 May 31 2016 - Saudi Foreign Minister hails strong ties with EUEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) JEDDAH, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, has said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Union enjoy ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- Mohammed bin Rashid arrives in JeddahEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today arrived in ...

 May 31 2016 - Major fire at Indian arms depot kills 17Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) NAGPUR, Indian, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- At least 17 security personnel, including two young Army officers, were killed today in a major fire that broke out ...

 May 31 2016 - Secretariat of Abu Dhabi Executive Council delegation visits UAE-Jordanian Refugee CampEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- A delegation from the General Secretariat of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council has visited the UAE-Jordanian camp for ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

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