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Government officials said the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that rocked a large swath of southern Mexico left 11 people injured – two in Mexico City and nine in Oaxaca state – and seriously damaged hundreds of homes along the country’s southern coast, although no deaths have been reported.
Authorities remain on alert to attend to possible damage stemming from the quake, which sparked panic in Mexico’s southern and central states when it struck shortly after noon on Tuesday, Government Secretary Alejandro Poire said at a press conference.
The quake’s epicenter was located 29 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of the town of Ometepec, Guerrero, a region without large cities near the coasts of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca.
“Today we experienced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, the strongest since the one in 1985, and what it showed was the entire system’s capacity to act in the face of this type of phenomenon,” Poire said....
A total of 19 aftershocks ranging from magnitude-4.6 to magnitude-5.3 were felt Tuesday afternoon, according to Poire, who said authorities will be on alert for more on Wednesday.....
All public services are operating normally and strategic installations did not suffer significant damage, while authorities will continue evaluating all buildings – such as hospitals and schools – that reportedly suffered damage, the secretary said.