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6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Mexico

By 09/22/2022 5:03 PMNo Comments

Early on Thursday, a strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico, leaving at least two people dead, damaging houses, and triggering landslides.

At 1:19 a.m., an earthquake occurred. Three days earlier, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the western state of Michoacan struck close to its epicenter. Two fatalities were also attributed to it.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake on Thursday had a depth of 15 miles and was centered 31 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan (24.1 kilometers).

The state government of Michoacan said the tremor was felt all around the state. It mentioned some landslides on roadways and damage to a structure in Uruapan. Mexico.

According to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Twitter, the aftershock from Monday’s earthquake was also felt in the states of Colima, Jalisco, and Guerrero.

Using Twitter, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced the deaths of two people: a man who suffered a heart attack and a woman who fell down her home’s stairs. As seismic alarms sounded, residents gathered in the streets.

The earthquake jolted an already troubled nation. The stronger earthquake marked the third significant quake on September 19—in 1985, 2017, and 2022.

The yearly earthquake drill was held on September 19 to remember the tragic 1985 earthquake that killed almost 9,500 people and occurred immediately after the earthquake in 2017 and 2022.

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