DFA: No Pinoys hurt in Mexico quake


Posted at Feb 17 2018 04:49 PM | Updated as of Sep 22 2018 12:40 AM

People react after an earthquake shook buildings in Mexico City, February 16, 2018. Edgard Garrido, Reuters

MANILA – No Filipinos were hurt in the powerful earthquake that shook the state of Oaxaca in Mexico on Friday.

The Philippine Embassy in Mexico said it continues to monitor the situation and check with Filipino community members.

The magnitude 7.2 quake struck Friday (Saturday morning in Manila) with its epicenter located around 600 kilometers from Mexico City.

Agence France-Presse said two towns near the epicenter reported damage and state authorities said they had opened emergency shelters.

The shaking lasted from 30 seconds up to a minute, and several aftershocks were recorded and felt in some cases.