Mexico Earthquake 6.8 Richter Magnitude Michigan Mexico Updates Large Earthquake Shakes Mexico City


New Delhi: A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico around 1 a.m. on Thursday. The quake was reported in Michoacán, 84 km south of Colcoman. The National Seismic Service said in a tweet that it was the aftershock of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on Monday. Since then 1,229 earthquakes have been felt – the current one being the strongest.

Videos shared on social media show lights flickering for extended periods and windows shaking violently.

The state government of Michoacan said the quake was felt across the state, AP reported. It reported damage to a building in Uruban and some landslides on the highway connecting Michoacán and Guerrero to the coast.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum tweeted that a woman in the central neighborhood died after falling down the stairs of her home. Residents flocked to the streets as earthquake alarms sounded.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador posted on Twitter that aftershocks from Monday’s earthquake were also felt in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero.

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Monday, after which the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas, saying waves of 1 to 3 meters (3 to 9 feet) above the tide level were possible.

The quake killed at least two people and damaged many parts of the city. Cracked roads and collapsed buildings were seen the next day. Several hospitals in the western state of Michoacán, a sparsely populated part of Mexico, were damaged, officials said.

According to Mexico seismologists, the quake was located 59 kilometers (37 mi) south of Colcomán in the state of Michoacán on the Pacific coast, and several hundred kilometers west of Mexico City.


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