Mexico earthquake live today: Michoacán does another 5.8 quake as death toll rises to two

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.

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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.

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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).

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PHOTOS: Rescue workers tend to the injured and patients displaced from hospital by the earthquake

Rescuers carry a person on a stretcher after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake was felt on the west coast in Michoacan state in Mexico City

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Books scattered on the floor of a bookstore after an earthquake, in Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2022

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Search and rescue dogs attend their graduation ceremony on the 5th anniversary of the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, September 19, 2022

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Patients in treatment wait on the esplanade of the Medical Center moments after an earthquake in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on September 19, 2022

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‘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.”

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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.

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Video shows glass falling from building during earthquake

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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