A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico’s Michoacan region on Tuesday, a day after another powerful earthquake killed two people.
Monday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck on the anniversary of two previous earthquakes in 1985 and 2017 that caused massive damage and killed hundreds or thousands of people.
One of the victims was killed when the facade of a department store in the Pacific port of Manzanillo was crushed, while another was found dead in a mall.
Although nerves were heightened from the annual nationwide earthquake drill that took place less than an hour earlier, the tremor went without that level of tragedy.
The tsunami alert issued immediately after the earthquake was later revised.
Officials said the tsunami threat was “largely over”, with minor fluctuations above and below the normal high tide of 0.3 meters for the next few hours.
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Drills commemorating past earthquakes confuse Mexico City residents when real earthquakes occur
Some residents of Mexico City were confused when the earthquake warning went off almost two minutes before the quake, as the alarm had been heard earlier on Monday during a drill to commemorate earthquakes on the same date in previous years. Reuters reported.
The quake knocked out power in parts of the Roma neighborhood in Mexico City – 250 miles (400km) from the epicenter.
As many as 1.2 million customers were affected by the outage, according to the National Power Utility.
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 17:02
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One of Mexico’s top universities has attributed three earthquakes on the same date to coincidence
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, one of the top universities in the country, announced that there is no scientific explanation for the three earthquakes that occurred on the same date in September 19 – 1985, 2017 and 2022.
Accordingly, the university has said that this is a coincidence Reuters.
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 16:10
Photo: Residents of Mexico City gather in the streets after an earthquake was felt in the capital
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Shallow depth increases earthquakes
The earthquake’s tremors may have been enhanced by its shallow depth, as it struck just nine miles (15 km) below the surface on Monday.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for coastal areas, saying waves could reach one to three meters (three to nine feet) above high tide level.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Scheinbaum said there were no initial reports of major damage in the capital. Reuters reported.
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 15:15
Several hospitals damaged in Michoacán, people injured by falling glass
Mexican authorities said Monday’s earthquake damaged dozens of hospitals in the western state of Michoacán.
Accordingly, the government announced that one person was injured in a hospital due to falling glass Reuters.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck just after 1pm local time on Monday near the west coast and the border of the states of Michoacán and Colima.
Gustaf Kilander20 September 2022 14:50
PHOTOS: Workers helping the injured and patients being evacuated from the hospital after the earthquake
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 14:25
‘The 19th is a day to be afraid’
Thousands of people died in the September 19, 1985 earthquake. More than 350 people died on the same date in 2017. On September 19, 2022, an earthquake hit western Mexico again, killing at least two people.
“It feels like a curse,” said Isa Montes, 34 Reuters.
“This is the date. There’s something about 19,” business owner Ernesto Lanzetta told the news agency. “The 19th is a day to be afraid.”
Gustaf Kilander20 September 2022 14:00
Video: Mexican president shares update after 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Colcomán
The Mexican president shared an update after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Colcomán on Monday, September 19.
Speaking in a video message shared on Twitter, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said authorities were “starting to gather information” and “really hope nothing serious happened.”
Mexican president shares first update after 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Colcomán
MexicoThe Seismological Institute of India confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 1:05 pm local time, about 65 kilometers south of Colcommon.
According to officials, at least 168 aftershocks were sent through the region after the earthquake.
Mary-Kate Findon20 September 2022 13:30