Lexington local says family experiences earthquake in Mexico
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – At least 61 people have died after what’s been measured as the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century.
Thursday morning while most people were sleeping, the 8.1 magnitude quake was registered off of Mexico’s Southern Coast just as heavy rains from hurricane Katia lashed the East. A woman living in Lexington, Mary Salas says she’s originally from Mexico. She says as soon as she heard about the quake she called her mom, but got no answer.
“Trying to do it two more times, finally I get ahold of her. She was saying that is was really scary. The power went off and it went back on about 10 minutes after, but she said the whole house was shaking like jello.”
Two of the states hit the hardest are unfortunately also two of the most impoverished areas in Mexico and home to about 9 million people.