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Mexico earthquake: Huge 6.3 magnitude quake strikes – ‘seismic waves’ felt in Canada | World | News

The quake struck at 10.27pm local time (4.27am GMT) at an approximate depth of 11km (6.8 miles). Moreover, such was the strength of the earthquake, that John Cassidy, an earthquake seismologist from Vancouver Island said that “Seismic waves from the earthquake off the coast of Mexico are now rolling across Canada.” 

There have been no reports of casualties or damage to buildings as of yet. 

According to reports, seismic activity was also felt in El Salvador and Guatemala. 

Dr Falh Daim, from the University of New South Wales, tweeted to explain the occurrence of the earthquake. 

He said: “Seismic waves from the earthquake off the coast of Mexico are now rolling across Canada.”

 

Following the earthquake in Mexico, the USGS has also reported a magnitude 6.3 quake in the Sea of Okhotsk between Russia and Japan. 

According to the USGS, the quake hit at 6.27pm local time (8.27am GMT). 

However, there have been no reports of damage due to the quake hitting a low depth out at sea. 

Although Russia is at less risk, both Japan and Mexico straddle the infamous Ring of Fire. 

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The powerful waves caused widespread destruction and caused damage to reactors at Fukushima’s Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

According to the National Police Agency of Japan, there were a reported 15,898 deaths as a result of the earthquake and its aftershocks. 

Moreover, 2,531 were reported missing as of September 10, 2019. 

This year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said that Japan was approaching the “final stages” of recovery following the event. 

 

He said: “In areas that were affected by the earthquake and tsunami, the reconstruction is advancing toward its final stages.”

Mr Abe also stated that the affected regions are “making visible progress”. 

Mr Abe added: “In areas that were affected by the earthquake and tsunami, the reconstruction is advancing toward its final stages.

“We will provide seamless support and accelerate reconstruction.”

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega. 

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