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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico city kills 1; videos show building, traffic signal shake | Watch

Mexico earthquake: US Geologic Survey said the quake was centered 37 km (23 miles) southeast of Aquila near the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states.

Edited By: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 Mexico City Updated on: September 20, 2022 8:38 IST
People gather outside after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake was
Image Source : AP People gather outside after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

Highlights

  • A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit Mexico city's central Pacific coast, killing 1 person.
  • It took place in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.
  • The quake hit the city at 1:05 pm local time, and there were no immediate reports of any damage.

Mexico earthquake: A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit Mexico city's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing one person. The earthquake set off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes. Some visuals shared by people who experienced the quake showed an entire building shaking, and a ceiling fan in a hotel room almost about to fall down. 

The quake hit the city at 1:05 pm local time, and there were no immediate reports of any significant damage, according to the US Geologic Survey, which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5. It said the quake was centered 37 km (23 miles) southeast of Aquila near the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 15.1 km (9.4 miles).

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Mexico's National Civil Defence agency said that the navy's tsunami centre had not issued an alert because due to the epicentre's location, no variation in sea levels was expected. However, that contradicted an alert from the US Tsunami Warning Centre. It said hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 186 miles (300 km) of the epicenter.

India Tv - A strong earthquake shook Mexico Monday.

Image Source : APA strong earthquake shook Mexico Monday.

Michoacan's Public Security Department said there were no immediate reports of significant damage in that state beyond some cracks in buildings in the town of Coalcoman.  One of the widely shared videos also showed a traffic signal shake vigourously, as pedestrians ran. Have a look:

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum also tweeted that there were no reports of damage in the capital Alarms for the new quake came less than an hour after a quake alarms warbled in a nationwide earthquake simulation marking major, deadly quakes that struck on the same date in 1985 and 2017.

Humberto Garza stood outside a restaurant in Mexico City's Roma neighborhood holding his 3-year son. Like many milling about outside after the earthquake, Garza said that the earthquake alarm sounded so soon after the annual simulation that he was not sure it was real.

“I heard the alarm, but it sounded really far away,” he said. Outside the city's environmental ombudsman's office, dozens of employees waited. Some appeared visibly shaken. Power was out in parts of the city, including stoplights, snarling the capital's already notorious traffic.

(With inputs from AP)

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