Nearly 100 killed in guatemala landslide hundreds missing in landslide, as Guatemalan President discusses the storm

Nearly 100 killed in guatemala landslide hundreds missing in landslide, as Guatemalan President discusses the storm

The quake was also felt on land north of the city of Oaxaca, where the main highways were destroyed along with more than a dozen bridges, a local official reported. The area was closed to cars, cars were blocked and traffic on major roads was heavily damaged. There were reports of a loss of life in the coastal city of Santa Cecilia, as well as several major rivers in and around the area.

The area around Puerto Plata was "the hardest-hit area in central 광주출장마사지Mexico," the official said. A preliminary assessment indicated that the quake caused damage to more than 1,200 structures, including homes, businesses and schools.

Residents in the town of Queres Pampa told the Associated Press that they heard about 3.5 times the normal amount of seismic activity over the previous few months. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

In Oaxaca, which is only two-thirds of the size of San Juan, there were reports that at least 1,600 homes had collapsed in nearby towns.

More than 80,000 people had been forced from their homes by th안산출장샵e quake, said Enrique Molina, Mexico's state disaster relief chief, as he offered condolences to the families and rescuers in Mexico City. Molina described the quake as the deadliest he had seen in more than 30 years of living in Mexico City, where there are no official statistics on population.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit at a depth of 26 miles (46 kilometers) near Oaxaca state about 16:30 local time (01:30 GMT). It struck at a depth of 2 miles (4 kilometers) near the town of Las Tapas in the city of Reynosa, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Oaxaca.

A local resident said the landslide was felt as far away as the capital of Reynosa, which lies about 100 miles (160 km) south of Oaxaca.

Mexico was not hit by a regular, or very destructive, earthquake but an epic-siz피망 포커ed quake with destructive forces that could have resulted in massive destruction in many parts of Mexico.

An official told The Associated Press that the quake had shaken parts of northern Mexico but none of the interior provinces. The USGS said this was because the epic-sized quake was on an unusually long time scale and would have had a relatively minor impact in some places.