6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico, killing one

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Mexico early Thursday, killing at the very least one particular person, days after one other lethal quake.

Just like the extra highly effective quake on Monday, the quake was centered within the state of Michoacán. It was detected round 1:16 a.m. (9:16 p.m. Wednesday ET) at a depth of 12.4 miles, in response to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Officers in Mexico Metropolis, the capital, confirmed {that a} girl had died in a fall at her house within the Colonia Doctores neighborhood. Tremors might be felt within the metropolis, Reuters reported, setting off alarms and prompting many to evacuate their properties.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated in a video posted on Twitter that the quake was an aftershock and had been felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico Metropolis. No harm has been reported to this point, he stated.

The tremor carefully follows a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit western Mexico on Monday, the anniversary of two different main earthquakes.

An earthquake on Sept. 19, 1985, precipitated hundreds of deaths, whereas one other quake on the identical date in 2017 killed greater than 350 individuals.

The earthquake on Monday broken many buildings in Mexico Metropolis, inflicting a blackout in elements of the capital and at the very least two deaths.

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