Earthquake in Mexico: 1.6 million users without electricity in five states after the powerful earthquake

Earthquake in Mexico: 1.6 million users without electricity in five states after the powerful earthquake

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) of Mexico reported that 1.6 million users were affected in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos and Oaxaca after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook the country on Tuesday night.

Of that amount, 735 thousand users were affected in the CDMX, equivalent to 2 out of every 10 users that have a supply contract with CFE.

This figure represents 13% of the total in these states and the capital. He also added that work was immediately undertaken to reestablish the electric service to affected users.

He also said that the electrical infrastructure is being patrolled to identify damage, for its restoration and to avoid any risk to citizens.

CFE maintains close coordination with the National Civil Protection System and will continue with the restoration activities of the users.

Users in social networks had reported on Tuesday night that in several points of Mexico City there were blackouts, after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake with epicenter at Acapulco Guerrero.

Through Twitter, netizens detailed that various light transformers were damaged causing blackouts in various city halls of the country’s capital.

Such is the case of the Santa Rosa Xochiac neighborhood, owned by Álvaro Obregón, which was left without energy supply after the earthquake.

Likewise, in the Ampliación de Miguel Hidalgo neighborhood, in Tlalpan, several homes remained without light; the same case in Contadero, in Cuajimalpa, as well as in the América and Granada neighborhood of the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office.

CFE restores power supply to 24%

Subsequently, the CFE detailed that at the state level it has supply restored 24% of the 1,651 thousand 437 users who have been affected in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos and Oaxaca, by the earthquake with its epicenter off the coast of Guerrero.

In Mexico City, out of 762 thousand 872 affected users, the service has been restored to 102 thousand 306, which represents 13% of the total affected.

In the State of Mexico, out of 432 thousand 523 affected users, the electric power to 122,141, which represents 28%.

In Guerrero, out of 402 thousand 616 users affected, 137 thousand 814 already have electricity, that is, 34%.

In Morelos, out of 9,641 users affected, the service of 2,343, 24%, has been restored.

And, in Oaxaca, of 43 thousand 785 users who were left without electricity, 31 thousand 443 already have service.

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