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Mexico: 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits near Pinotepa de Don Luis Feb. 16

7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Pinotepa de Don Luis (Oaxaca state) February 16, no damages reported; buildings reportedly shake in Mexico City

17 Feb 02:20 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 2/16/2018, 3:45 PM until 2/16/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico City
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Event

A 7.5-magnitue earthquake hit 4 km (2.5 mi) south of Pinotepa de Don Luis in the southwestern state of Oaxaca around 17:45 (local time) on Friday, February 16. No damages or casualties have been reported but media sources reported tremors were felt in Mexico City. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals present in the area are advised to monitor developments to the situation via media reports and to adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows, and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

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