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Mexico Earthquake: Death Toll Reaches to 64

Mexico (September 10, 2017): At least 64 people have died in Thursday’s 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico.

Hundreds of families have reportedly been camping in the streets, afraid of the dangers of aftershocks. The Mexican Seismological Service said 721 had been recorded since the initial tremor.

Mexico’s interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are two of the most impoverished areas in Mexico.
The quake’s epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of Mexico’s capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) off the coast.

The earthquake was the strongest the country has seen in a century. On Friday, the country’s east coast was also hit by tropical storm Katia. Two people died in mudslides after heavy rain fall.

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