Mexico experiences its third earthquake this week of magnitude 6.8: A few days after a significant earthquake that killed two people and damaged hundreds of buildings nationwide, a magnitude 6.8 quake struck western Mexico early on Thursday. However, there were no initial indications of significant damage.
Mexico City residents who had shaken rushed out of their homes as the buildings trembled and the earthquake warning rang. Claudia Sheinbaum, the mayor of Mexico City, tweeted shortly after that there had been no initial reports of damage in the city.
The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initially estimated to be magnitude 7.0, struck at a depth of 20.7 kilometers, making it weaker and deeper than Monday’s temblor (12.9 miles).
In the same state as Monday’s earthquake, Michoacan, was where Thursday’s epicenter was located.
According to civil protection officials in Mexico and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, there have been no immediate reports of damage in Michoacan or the neighboring areas.
Two people died in the Pacific port of Manzanillo due to Monday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake on the anniversaries of two fatal quakes in 1985 and 2017.