Mexico Earthquake – level 3

03-07-2020 07:00

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, and it killed six people.

The earthquake just added to the challenges and misery of the coronavirus pandemic, as medical workers and patients from Mexico City hospitals had to be evacuated.

However, even the earthquake could not top the daily shock of the coronavirus. In Mexico, nearly 24,000 people have died from COVID-19, and almost 200,000 people have been infected. Mexico’s president quickly assured the population after the earthquake; however, some people criticize his actions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Mexico is one of the world´s most seismically active regions, and the country has a long history of devastating earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Difficult words: magnitude (a measure of how strong an earthquake is), top (to exceed), seismically active (with frequent earthquakes).

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