© Reuters. Folks react throughout a quake in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -A robust earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing a minimum of one particular person, damaging buildings, knocking out energy and sending residents of Mexico Metropolis scrambling on to streets for security.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated in a video tackle that an individual had died within the Pacific port of Manzanillo after a wall collapsed in a retailer.
Shortly after 1 p.m. (1800 GMT), the magnitude 7.6 quake quake hit close to the coast on the border area of the states of Michoacan and Colima at a depth of round 15 km (9 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stated.
Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated there have been no quick experiences of harm within the capital after the tremors, which rumbled by Mexico on the identical day as main quakes battered the nation in 1985 and 2017.
“It is this date, there’s one thing in regards to the nineteenth,” stated Ernesto Lanzetta, a enterprise proprietor within the Cuauhtemoc borough of the town. “The nineteenth is a day to be feared.”
In an earlier message earlier than saying the loss of life, Lopez Obrador stated there was materials harm in areas close to the epicenter. Photos posted on social media confirmed buildings badly broken.
Energy was knocked out in elements of the central Roma space of the capital, some 400 km (250 miles) from the epicenter. Native residents cradling pets stood on the road, whereas vacationers visiting a neighborhood market with a neighborhood information have been visibly confused and upset.
Site visitors lights stopped working, and folks clutched their telephones, sending textual content messages or ready for calls to get by.
1000’s of individuals have been killed within the Sept. 19, 1985 earthquake and greater than 350 died within the Sept. 19, 2017 quake.
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Middle issued a tsunami warning for elements of Mexico’s coast, saying waves reaching 1 to three meters (3 to 9 toes) above the tide stage have been attainable.