Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.1 Earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico.
At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. In addition to Mexico City, people were also killed in Puebla, Morelos, Mexico state and Guerrero. Well after nightfall, rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City – home to 20 million people – were still clawing through the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies. Rescue workers reported that families were getting WhatsApp messages pleading for help from desperate relatives trapped under debris.
5.5 Earthquake hits the Auckland Islands, New Zealand.
5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.3 Earthquake hits southern Peru.
5.2 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.1 Earthquake hits southern Iran.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Iran.