Earthquake in Mexico – level 2

13-09-2017 15:00

On Thursday, a powerful earthquake hit off of Mexico’s southern coast. People had to leave their homes as the buildings moved for up to a minute. The situation was worst in Oaxaca and Chiapas states, where many people died. The government issued a tsunami warning.

The country’s president said that the earthquake in Mexico was the worst earthquake in a century.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the ground moves), issue (officially say something), century (100 years).

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