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Personnel Reported Safe Following Mexico Earthquake

OAXACA, MEXICO (February 9, 2010) – Covenant World Mission personnel are okay and no major damage has been reported following a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Oaxaca Monday evening.

“I’m getting e-mails from people asking if we are okay,” writes Missionary JoEllen Reaves in an email to World Mission staff. “We are fine and there is no damage. Our phone lines were out for awhile, but that is about it.”

The earthquake struck at 6:47 Monday evening in the Oaxaca region in southern Mexico, 285 miles southeast of Mexico City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Reuters news agency reports that the epicenter of the earthquake was Miahuatlan.

Covenant News Service will follow developments and update this report as new information becomes available.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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