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A 5.7 earthquake rocks Mexico City, Veracruz and Oaxaca

Mexico City, Mexico — A 5.7 degree magnitude earthquake shook several central areas of Mexico on Thursday. The epicenter was reported 14 kilometers north of Isla, Veracruz, which was also recorded in Mexico City and Oaxaca.

According to the National Seismological Service, movement was felt at 8:40 a.m. causing a seismic alarm in various parts of Mexico City and its metropolitan areas as well as Veracruz and Oaxaca, particularity in the heavily populated city of Tuxtepec.

Mexico City head, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported no damage or lives lost.

On social media she posted “Earthquake is recorded. Waiting for more information from the national seismological. Emergency protocols are activated. So far without damage. We continue to report.”

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that he spoke with the governors of both states regarding damage.

“So far they have no information on major damage. However, the information is being sought,” the president reported after resuming the morning conference that was suspended due to the earthquake.

Civil Protection Secretariat of Veracruz also reported no damage, but did say that “monitoring is being maintained with task government forces who were carrying out various precautionary evacuations in various buildings.”

In the capital of Oaxaca, evaluation tours were being done in the Historic Center to rule out earthquake damage.