Oaxaca requests aid after strong Mexico quake damages 1000 homes

The helicopter crashed killing 13 people and injuring 15 all of them on the ground

The helicopter crashed killing 13 people and injuring 15 all of them on the ground

Amplifica, a six-hour concert organized in the aftermath of the powerful quake that struck central and southern Mexico last September, raised 9,950,000 pesos - the equivalent of over $500,000 - to rebuild homes and schools and support communities affected by the natural disaster.

Taking to Twitter, one concerned resident wrote: "In Mexico City the quake alarms went off and gave us approximately 30 seconds to get out".

The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement revealed that the crash resulted in the deaths of five women, four men and three children at the scene while an injured victim died later at the hospital.

The tremor in a rural area in the southwestern state of Oaxaca was felt strongly in Mexico City where thousands of people fled buildings.

According to Time, the natural disaster had a 7.2 magnitude, and the aftershocks made people fear from staying in their own homes.

A 7.2-magnitude quake rattled Mexico on Friday, causing little damage but triggering a tragedy when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicenter, Oaxaca, killing thirteen people, including three children, on the ground.

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"So far, no damage has been reported", he said on Twitter. The craft was carrying Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat, neither of whom had serious injuries. A small natural disaster hit us, most of us barely felt it.

The temblor had a depth of 15 miles.

The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Another wrote: "It's 1AM and the seismic alert just blasted through Mexico City".

A woman embraces a boy as a powerful quake rocks Mexico City on February 16, 2018.

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