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21 Sep 2017 description

Panama/Geneva, 20 September 2017 – Dozens of Mexican Red Cross teams have been working into the night, searching for survivors, ferrying injured to medical centres and providing on the spot first aid following yesterday’s deadly earthquake. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central and southern Mexico killing more than 200 people, according to the government.

14 Sep 2017 description

Mexican Red Cross has intensified their response mechanisms to support regions affected by the earthquake that shook Mexico last Thursday, September 8th. It registered at 8.1 degrees on the Richter scale. Red Cross’ auxiliary role allowed to set up collection centres and to coordinate restoring family links nationally.

09 Sep 2017 description

The Situation


According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico--around 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan--at 23:50 local time on Thursday,7 September 2017 (04:50 Greenwich Meant Time [GMT] Friday). A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras; however, it was later lifted. An estimated 50 million Mexicans felt the tremor per the Mexican government.