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Powerful earthquake jolts Mexico

Mexico: A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday caused visible damage to numerous buildings around the capital.One of the structures that suffered the most damage was an apartment building located in the centric

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 19, 2014 12:02 IST ]
powerful earthquake jolts mexico
powerful earthquake jolts mexico

Mexico: A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday caused visible damage to numerous buildings around the capital.

One of the structures that suffered the most damage was an apartment building located in the centric Doctores neighborhood in Mexico City. Cracks were visible all over the exterior of the building and inside some apartments.

Apartment owner Emilio Eguia showed huge cracks on the main wall of his living room and the debris that covered the floor.

Eguia survived the 8.1 magnitude quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City.

"When the earthquake started, I immediately started running to go down from the third floor to the street. I jumped two and three steps at a time, so I could be safe quickly," said Eguia.

Local authorities assured him that the earthquake did not cause structural damage to the building, but an expert from the National Autonomous University of Mexico is expected to visit the building in the coming days.

In the Mexico City suburb of Iztapalapa, the quake startled Catholic worshippers, who were preparing for a traditional Easter procession.

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