6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico, killing one
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Thursday, days after another deadly quake that killed at least one person.
Like Monday’s stronger quake, the quake was centered in the state of Michoacán. it was According to the US Geological Survey, it was detected about 1:16 am (2:16 am ET) at a depth of 12.4 miles.
Officials in the capital, Mexico City, have confirmed that a woman has died after falling into her home in the Colonia Doctores neighborhood. Tremors could be felt in the city, Reuters reported, triggering alarms and prompting many to evacuate their homes.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said this The video was posted on Twitter That earthquake was an aftershock and was felt in Michoacan, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City. He said that no damage has been reported so far.
The tremor closely followed a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on Monday, the anniversary of two other major quakes.
An earthquake on September 19, 1985 killed thousands of people, while another earthquake on the same date in 2017 killed more than 350 people.
Monday’s earthquake damaged many buildings in Mexico City, causing blackouts in parts of the capital and killing at least two people.