7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

A powerful 7.4-magnitude quake hit western Mexico on Monday and was felt as distant as central Mexico Metropolis, the identical day because the devastating earthquakes of 1985 and 2017, the nationwide seismological institute stated.

“We sincerely hope that nothing severe has occurred,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tweeted.

The epicenter was situated within the state of Michoacan (west).

“To this point no harm is being reported,” Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated on Twitter.

Within the capital, residents took to the streets once more when the alarm sounded, barely half an hour after an anti-seismic train.

We did not suppose that was true! But when. It’s spectacular that as we speak, as soon as once more, the earth is shaking so strongly.

Karina Suárez, resident of the capital

“We did not suppose that was true! But when. It’s spectacular that as we speak, as soon as once more, the earth is shaking so strongly,” Karina Suarez, 37, advised AFP within the middle of the capital.

An anti-seismic train is organized yearly in Mexico Metropolis by the authorities on the event of the double anniversary of the 2 main earthquakes of September 19, 1985 and 2017.

On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 369 folks.

On September 19, 1985, an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 devastated the middle of Mexico Metropolis, killing greater than 10,000 folks, most of them within the capital.

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