Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes Mexico’s Pacific coast
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Michoacan region of Mexico on Tuesday, a day after another strong earthquake killed two people.
Monday’s earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.6, struck in memory of two previous earthquakes that caused extensive damage and killed hundreds or thousands of people in 1985 and 2017.
One victim died after being crushed by a department store front in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, while another was found dead in a mall.
The earthquake passed below that level of tragedy, despite the intense nerves from the annual nationwide seismic drill that took place less than an hour ago.
The tsunami warning, which was issued immediately after the earthquake, was revised later today.
The authorities said the tsunami threat was “largely over,” with slight sea fluctuations of up to 0.3 meters above and below normal tide to persist over the next few hours.
“The Nineteenth is the Day of Fear”
Thousands died in the September 19, 1985 earthquake. More than 350 died on the same date in 2017. On September 19, 2022, an earthquake struck western Mexico again, killing at least two people.
“It sounds like a curse,” Issa Montes, 34, said. Reuters.
“It’s that date. There is something about the 19th,” business owner Ernesto Lanzeta told the news agency. “The 19th is a day to be feared.”
Gustav KillanderSeptember 20 2022 14:00
Video: Mexican President shares update after 7.7-magnitude earthquake near Coal Company
The Mexican president shared an update after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Colcumen on Monday, September 19.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in a video message shared on Twitter, said officials had “began to gather information” and “wish with all our hearts that nothing serious happens.”
Mexican president shares first update after 7.7-magnitude earthquake near coal
MexicoThe seismological organization confirmed that the quake occurred at 1:05 pm local time, about 65 kilometers south of Colcomman.
At least 168 aftershocks were sent through the region in the aftermath of the quake, according to officials.
Mary Kate FendonSeptember 20 2022 13:30
Video shows glass falling from a building during the earthquake
Alisha Rahman SarkarSep 20 2022 12:58
Another earthquake hits Mexico
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Michoacan region of Mexico on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.
The earthquake was at a depth of 93 km.
Alisha Rahman SarkarSep 20 2022 11:54
Videos showing shaking and destruction after the earthquake
Tourists and locals captured a video of the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the central coast of Mexico, sharing scenes of noisy rooms and even swaying pickup trucks.
In a video posted by Diario de Morelos, a publication covering the area near the epicenter, two trucks can be seen shaking violently as seismic activity shakes the area.
Jon Carlos Estrada, a journalist for CBS Austin, shared several videos of the earthquake from people on the ground in Mexico. In one of the videos, street signs in Mexico City can be seen swaying due to the earthquake. Mexico City is located about 485 km (302 miles) from the epicenter.
The earthquake, which occurred on the same date as two other large Mexican earthquakes, set off a wave of tsunami warnings around the Pacific Ocean.
Alisha Rahman SarkarSep 20 2022 10:15
After the earthquake, Mexico City warned of the ashfall of Popocatepetl volcano
Authorities in Mexico City warned Monday of ash falling from Popocatépetl volcano, which erupted twice on September 9.
According to reports, people have been advised not to participate in outdoor activities and to keep pets indoors.
Alisha Rahman SarkarSep 20 2022 09:15
ICYMI: Videos show shaking and devastation in western Mexico
Videos on social media showed trucks rocking Monday’s earthquake back and forth, hotel rooms shaking, roof tiles scattered on the floor in office buildings, my colleague Greg Graziosi reports.
Read his full story Learn how the earthquake affected the lives of ordinary Mexicans.
Io DoodsSep 20 2022 08:14
Twenty hospitals were damaged in Michoacan
Local authorities said at least 20 hospitals in Michoacan state sustained structural damage from the quake.
according to Mexicothe state health department reported that medical facilities in Uruapan, Abatsingan, Patzcuaro and several other towns were hit, along with churches and a technical college in Colkoman.
A video posted on Twitter showed products scattered on the floor in an aisle past the aisle of a Michoacan supermarket. The neighboring state of Jalisco also reported damage to religious buildings.
Io DoodsSep 20 2022 07:03
The death toll has risen to two
Two people were killed in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, authorities said, following a powerful earthquake that hit Mexico yesterday.
One victim died after being crushed by a department store front while another was found dead in a mall.
Videos on social media showed the roof of the mall’s top floor, a gym, collapsed, as people shouted for help.
Alisha Rahman SarkarSep 20 2022 07:02
The church in Michoacan was damaged in a strong earthquake
The Church of San Miguel Arcangel in Michoacan was damaged after a strong earthquake hit Mexico on Monday.
A video taken by local residents showed debris falling from a hole in the church building caused by the tremor. Cracks were also detected on one of the church’s bell towers.
Alisha Rahman SarkarSep 20 2022 06:40