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.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) February 17, 2018
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.
Video credit (above) Instagram user @rtx34855 and (below) Twitter user @antogold
Earthquake in Mexico City. It felt strong and people are crying. pic.twitter.com/fNDgIsOkam
— antonella (@antogold) February 16, 2018
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