Mexico earthquake leaves not less than 2 useless

Mexico earthquake leaves at least 2 dead

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A robust magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, inflicting not less than two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides.

The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. close to the epicentre of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier within the western state of Michoacan. It was additionally blamed for 2 deaths.

The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned Thursday’s earthquake, like Monday’s, was centred within the western state of Michoacan close to the Pacific coast. The epicentre was about 46 kilometres south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of about 24.1 kilometres.

Michoacan’s state authorities mentioned the quake was felt all through the state, however didn’t instantly report injury.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mentioned by way of Twitter that it was an aftershock from Monday’s quake and was additionally felt within the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero. The president mentioned there have been no speedy stories of injury.

A resident walks by means of a road cordoned off amid particles from the day prior to this’s earthquake in Coalcoman, Michoacan state, Mexico, on Tuesday. (Armando Solis/The Related Press)

Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned by way of Twitter that two individuals died — a girl who fell down the steps of her dwelling and a person who had a coronary heart assault. Residents huddled in streets as seismic alarms blared.

The earthquake rattled an already jittery nation. Monday’s extra highly effective quake was the third main earthquake to strike on Sept. 19 — in 1985, 2017 and now 2022. The 2017 and 2022 Sept. 19 quakes got here very shortly after the annual earthquake drill performed each Sept. 19 to commemorate the devastating 1985 temblor that killed some 9,500 individuals.

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