6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico, killing one

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Mexico early Thursday, killing at the very least one individual, days after one other lethal quake.

Just like the extra highly effective quake on Monday, the quake was centered within the state of Michoacán. It was detected round 1:16 a.m. (9:16 p.m. Wednesday ET) at a depth of 12.4 miles, in line with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Officers in Mexico Metropolis, the capital, confirmed {that a} lady had died in a fall at her dwelling within the Colonia Doctores neighborhood. Tremors could possibly be felt within the metropolis, Reuters reported, setting off alarms and prompting many to evacuate their houses.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned in a video posted on Twitter that the quake was an aftershock and had been felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico Metropolis. No harm has been reported up to now, he mentioned.

The tremor carefully follows a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit western Mexico on Monday, the anniversary of two different main earthquakes.

An earthquake on Sept. 19, 1985, prompted 1000’s of deaths, whereas one other quake on the identical date in 2017 killed greater than 350 individuals.

The earthquake on Monday broken many buildings in Mexico Metropolis, inflicting a blackout in components of the capital and at the very least two deaths.

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