Mexico Earthquake Causes Power Cuts for 1.6Mln People

© AP Photo / Irwin FedriansyahA geologist looks at a screen showing the seismograph reading of the powerful earthquake
A geologist looks at a screen showing the seismograph reading of the powerful earthquake - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.09.2021
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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Blackouts caused by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southern Mexico have affected 1.6 million people, the Federal Electricity Commission said on 8 September.
"One million and 600,000 users in Mexico City, the states of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos, and Oaxaca were affected. This is 13% of the total number of consumers in these states and the capital", the commission said in a statement.
Seismograph  - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.09.2021
USGS: 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico, Near Acapulco
Operations to restore power in line with emergency care protocols are underway, it added.
The earthquake struck the southwestern state of Guerrero on Tuesday evening at approximately a 20-kilometre (12-mile) depth, according to the United States Geological Survey.
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