No Peruvians Injured In Mexico Quake – Government

No Peruvians have been injured by a large earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday, according to Peru’s consul general in that country, Augusto Freyre.

“We have received reports from the three consulates in Mexico (Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey) and there are no reports of [Peruvians] being injured due to the quake,” Freyre said, according to state news agency Andina.

Some 6,500 Peruvians are believed to be living in Mexico. Of those, 400 live in the state of Puebla, 300 to 400 live in Guadalajara and Monterrey and 250 live in Baja California, Andina says.

The magnitude 7.4-earthquake’s epicentre was in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said the quake had a depth of 12.4 miles and occurred 200 miles from Mexico City.

The quake has caused damages to buildings, but reports so far have not confirmed any deaths.

Peru is no stranger to major earthquakes. The last major quake was on August 15, 2007, when a magnitude 8 earthquake destroyed much of the city of Pisco, located in Ica, and resulted in hundreds of deaths.

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