A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Pacific coast of Mexico
Monday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake came on the anniversary of two previous earthquakes, in 1985 and 2017, that caused extensive damage and killed hundreds of thousands of people.
One of the victims died after being crushed by the facade of a department store in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, while another was found dead in a mall.
The quake passed without this tragedy, despite heightened nerves from a nationwide annual earthquake drill that took place less than an hour earlier.
The tsunami alert issued immediately after the earthquake was revised later in the day.
Authorities said the tsunami threat is “largely over,” with minor sea fluctuations of up to 0.3 meters above and below normal tide that will continue for the next few hours.
One of Mexico’s top universities attributes three earthquakes on the same day to coincidence
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, one of the top universities in the country, announced that there was no scientific explanation for the three earthquakes that happened on the same day – September 19 – in 1985, 2017 and 2022.
The university spoke of a coincidence Reuters.
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PHOTOS: Mexico City residents gather in the streets following the earthquake in the capital
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Earthquake amplified by shallow depth
The earthquake may have been compounded by its shallow depth as it struck just 15km below the surface on Monday.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center sent out a warning to areas along the coast, noting that the waves could be between one and three meters (three to nine feet) above tide levels.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said there were no initial reports of significant damage in the capital. Reuters reported.
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Several hospitals in Michoacan damaged, person injured by falling glass
As the Mexican authorities announced, numerous hospitals in Michoacan, a state in the west of the country, were damaged in the earthquake on Monday.
According to the government, one person was injured by falling glass in one of the hospitals Reuters.
The quake struck just after 1 p.m. local time Monday near the west coast and the border between the states of Michoacan and Colima, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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PHOTOS: Rescue workers tend to injured people and patients displaced from hospital by the earthquake
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“The 19th is a day to fear”
Thousands died in the September 19, 1985 earthquake. More than 350 were killed on the same day in 2017. On September 19, 2022, an earthquake struck western Mexico again, killing at least two people.
“It seems like a curse,” said Isa Montes, 34 Reuters.
“It’s that date. There’s something to it on the 19th,” business owner Ernesto Lanzetta told the news agency. “The 19th is a day to fear.”
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VIDEO: Mexico’s President shares update after 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Coalcoman
The President of Mexico provided an update after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck south of Coalcoman on Monday, September 19.
In a video message shared on Twitter, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said officers would “start gathering information” and “wish with all my heart that nothing serious happened.”
The Mexican President shares the first update after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Coalcoman
MexicoThe seismological organization confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 1:05 p.m. local time about 40 miles south of Coalcoman.
According to official figures, at least 168 aftershocks were sent through the region after the earthquake.
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Video shows glass falling from a building during an earthquake
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Another earthquake rocks Mexico
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Michoacán region of Mexico on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93 km.
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Videos of tremors and destruction after the earthquake are produced
Tourists and locals captured video of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico’s central coast, sharing scenes of rooms rattling and even pickup trucks swaying.
In a video shared by Diario de Morelos, a publication covering the region near the earthquake’s epicenter, two trucks can be seen shaking violently as seismic activity shakes the region.
CBS Austin journalist John-Carlos Estrada shared several videos of the earthquake from local people in Mexico. Street signs in Mexico City are seen swaying due to the earthquake in a video. Mexico City is approximately 485 km (302 miles) from the earthquake’s epicenter.
The quake, which occurred on the same day as two other major Mexican earthquakes, triggered a wave of tsunami warnings around the Pacific
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