7.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico on anniversary of two lethal quakes; not less than 1 useless

MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing not less than one individual and setting off a seismic alarm within the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.

There have been no instant studies of serious injury from the quake that hit at 1:05 p.m. native time, in response to the U.S. Geologic Survey, which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5.

It stated the quake was centered 23 miles southeast of Aquila close to the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 9.4 miles.

Folks stay on the street after an earthquake in Mexico Metropolis on Sept. 19, 2022.Pedro Pardo / AFP through Getty Pictures

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated through Twitter that the secretary of the navy instructed him one individual was killed within the port metropolis of Manzanillo, Colima when a wall at a mall collapsed.

Michoacan’s Public Safety Division stated there have been no instant studies of serious injury in that state past some cracks in buildings within the city of Coalcoman.

Mexico’s Nationwide Civil Protection company stated that based mostly on historic knowledge of tsunamis in Mexico, variations of as a lot as 32 inches had been potential in coastal water ranges close to the epicenter. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Middle stated that hazardous tsunami waves had been potential for coasts inside 186 miles of the epicenter.

Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum additionally tweeted that there have been no studies of injury within the capital

Alarms for the brand new quake got here lower than an hour after a quake alarms warbled in a nationwide earthquake simulation marking main, lethal quakes that struck on the identical date in 1985 and 2017.

Humberto Garza stood exterior a restaurant in Mexico Metropolis’s Roma neighborhood holding his 3-year son. Like many milling about exterior after the earthquake, Garza stated that the earthquake alarm sounded so quickly after the annual simulation that he was undecided it was actual.

“I heard the alarm, however it sounded actually distant,” he stated.

Outdoors town’s environmental ombudsman’s workplace, dozens of staff waited. Some appeared visibly shaken.

Energy was out in elements of town, together with stoplights, snarling the capital’s already infamous site visitors.

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