According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Mexico was hit by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Friday evening. The quake struck the country’s southern coast.
Early reports indicate there are damaged buildings.
From The Hill: The quake, which initially was reported to be a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, struck Mexico’s southern Oaxaca state 15 miles below the surface, causing buildings to shake in Mexico City and other major population centers.
According to the report, there are no accounts yet of injuries or the extent of the damage.
In the video below, people can be seen bracing themselves along walls in a building in the country’s capital during the earthquake.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 17, 2018
HAPPENING NOW: Preliminary 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico, per USGS. pic.twitter.com/2kQNf4mVWF
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) February 16, 2018
Thanks to Mexico City’s advance warning system, we had somewhere between 20-30 seconds’ warning BEFORE the earthquake hit here. And this time, everyone took the warning seriously and went outside. #Mexico #earthquake #Sismo #SismoMX pic.twitter.com/YYzZ6G7QGt
— Peter Aronson (@PeterAronson) February 17, 2018
Tratándose de un sismo de más de 7 grados, por protocolo se instala el Comité Nacional de Emergencias en el Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres. Desde ahí @PcSegob estará informando.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) February 17, 2018