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.
One of the best universities in Mexico attributes three earthquakes on the same date to chance
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, one of the country’s top universities, has announced that there is no scientific explanation for the three earthquakes that occurred on the same date – September 19 – in 1985, 2017, and 2022.
The university said it was a coincidence, she said Reuters.
Gustav KillanderSep 20 2022 16:10
In pictures: Mexico City residents gather in the streets after feeling the earthquake in the capital
Gustav KillanderSep 20 2022 15:45
The earthquake was amplified by the shallow depth
The earthquake may have been amplified by its shallow depth as it struck just nine miles (15 km) below the surface on Monday.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center sent an alert to areas along the coast, noting that waves could reach between one and three meters (three to nine feet) above tidal levels.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said there were no early reports of significant damage in the capital. Reuters reported.
Gustav KillanderSep 20 2022 15:15
Several hospitals in Michoacan were damaged, one injured by falling glass
Mexican authorities reported that several hospitals in the western state of Michoacan, were damaged in Monday’s earthquake.
And the government announced that a person had been injured by falling glass in a hospital, according to what he reported Reuters.
The earthquake struck just after 1 p.m. local time on Monday, near the west coast and the border between the states of Michoacan and Colima, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Gustav KillanderSep 20 2022 14:50
Photos: Rescue workers take care of the injured, patients forced out of hospital due to earthquake
Gustav KillanderSep 20 2022 14:25
“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