Major Earthquake Hits Mexico

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16 Feb 2018 5:44 PM
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca, Mexico Friday afternoon sending shock waves that were felt by many in Mexico City. There are no tsunami alerts for the United States. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/964663485081690112 Video on social media showed indoor lights swinging, building windows bowing, street lights rocking back and forth, and people waiting in the streets for the shaking to stop. https://www.instagram.com/p/BfRuz_-n54a/?taken-by=rtx34855 Video credit (above) Instagram user @rtx34855 and (below) Twitter user @antogold https://twitter.com/antogold/status/964647786447687680 Using the Richter Scale, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake is considered a major earthquake. Meteorologist Andy Stein recently published a piece on understanding earthquakes. You can read the story by clicking/tapping here. We have not heard of damage or injuries just yet, but we'll update this and other stories if that changes. For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier
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