Earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hits Mexico’s Pacific coast
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck the Michoacán region of Mexico on Tuesday, a day after two people were killed in another powerful earthquake.
Monday’s earthquake, which measured a magnitude of 7.6, struck on the anniversary of two previous earthquakes that caused massive damage and killed hundreds or thousands of people in 1985 and 2017.
One of the victims died after being crushed by the facade of a department store in the Pacific Port of Manzanillo, while another was found dead in a shopping center.
The quake passed without that level of tragedy, despite heightened nerves from a nationwide annual earthquake drill that happened less than an hour earlier.
The tsunami warning, issued immediately after the quake, was revised later in the day.
Authorities said the tsunami threat is “largely over,” with small sea swings of up to 0.3 meters above and below normal tides to persist for the next few hours.
Earthquake reinforced by shallow depth
The earthquake may have been amplified by its shallow depth when it struck just 15 kilometers below the surface on Monday.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center sent a warning to areas along the shoreline, noting that waves could reach between one and three meters (three to nine feet) above the tide levels.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said there were no early reports of significant damage in the capital, Reuters reported.
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 15:15
Several hospitals damaged in Michoacan, person injured by falling glass
Mexican authorities have reported that numerous hospitals in Michoacan, a state in the west of the country, were damaged by Monday’s earthquake.
The government announced that one person was injured by falling glass at one of the hospitals, Reuters said.
The quake struck not long after 1 p.m. local time Monday, close to the west coast and the border between the states of Michoacan and Colima, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 14:50
PHOTOS: Rescue workers tend to the injured and patients displaced from hospital by the earthquake
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 2:25 PM
‘The 19th is a day to be afraid of’
Thousands of people were killed in the earthquake of September 19, 1985. On the same date in 2017, more than 350 people died on the same day. On September 19, 2022, western Mexico was hit by another earthquake, killing at least two people.
“It seems like a curse,” Isa Montes, 34, told Reuters.
“It’s this date. Something is wrong with the 19th,” business owner Ernesto Lanzetta told the news agency. “The 19th is a day to be afraid of.”
Gustaf KilanderSeptember 20, 2022 14:00
VIDEO: Mexican president shares update after 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Coalcoman
The Mexican president shared an update following an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale south of Coalcoman on Monday, September 19.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a video message shared on Twitter that officials “started collecting information” and “wishly wish nothing serious happened.”
Mexican president shares first update after magnitude 7.7 earthquake near Coalcoman
Mexico’s Seismology Agency confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 1:05 p.m. local time, about 40 miles (40 km) south of Coalcoman.
Officials say at least 168 aftershocks have been sent through the region in the wake of the earthquake.
Mary Kate FindonSeptember 20, 2022 13:30
Video shows glass falling from building during earthquake
Alisha Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 12:58 PM
Another earthquake hits Mexico
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Mexico’s Michoacán region on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.
The quake occurred at a depth of 93 km.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 11:54
Videos of shaking and destruction after earthquake appear
Tourists and locals captured videos of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico’s central coast, sharing scenes of rattling rooms and even faltering pickup trucks.
A video shared by Diario de Morelos, a publication about the region near the earthquake’s epicenter, shows a few trucks shaking violently as seismic activity shakes the region.
John-Carlos Estrada, a reporter at CBS Austin, shared several videos of the earthquake of people on the ground in Mexico. One video shows street signs in Mexico City swaying from the earthquake. Mexico City is about 485 km (302 miles) from the earthquake’s epicenter.
Videos of shock and destruction emerge after earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hits Mexico
The earthquake, which happened on the same date as two other major Mexican earthquakes, sparked a wave of tsunami warnings around the Pacific Ocean
Alisha Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 10:15 am
Mexico City warned of Popocatépetl . volcanic eruption after earthquake
Authorities in Mexico City warned Monday of ash fall from Popocatépetl volcano, which erupted twice on Sept. 9.
According to reports, people have been advised not to engage in outdoor activities and keep pets in the house.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 09:15 am
ICYMI: Videos Show Shock and Destruction in Western Mexico
Videos on social media showed Monday’s earthquake shaking trucks, shaking hotel rooms and scattering ceiling tiles in office buildings, my colleague Graziosi Graig reports.
Read his full story to get an idea of the impact of the earthquake on everyday Mexicans.
Io DoddsSeptember 20, 2022 08:14