Mexico’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake causes concern: On the anniversary of two previous disastrous quakes, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Mexico‘s central Pacific coast on Monday.
The U.S. Geologic Survey, which first estimated the earthquake’s magnitude as 7.5, said there were no early reports of severe damage from the quake that struck at 1:05 p.m. local time.
It said that the earthquake’s epicenter was 37 kilometers (23 miles) southeast of Aquila.
It is close to the border between the states of Colima and Michoacan, and at a depth of 15.1 kilometers (9.4 miles).
The Public Security Department of Michoacan said that other than a few building fractures in the town of Coalcoman, there were no initial reports of severe damage in that state.
According to Mexico’s National Civil Defense Organization, the Navy’s tsunami center had not sent out an alarm since, given the position of the epicenter, no change in sea levels anticipated.
That, however, went against a U.S. Tsunami Warning Center. It warned that dangerous tsunami waves might hit coastlines up to 186 miles (300 kilometers) from the epicenter.
Claudia Sheinbaum, the mayor of Mexico City, stated that there had been no reports of damage in the city.
Less than an hour earlier, seismic sirens began to sound in a statewide earthquake simulation commemorating significant. This fatal quakes that occurred on the same day in 1985 and 2017.
Holding his 3-year-old kid, Humberto Garza stood in front of a restaurant in the Roma district of Mexico City. Garza said the earthquake alert rang so quickly after the yearly simulation that he was unsure it was genuine. Like many others lingering about outdoors following the earthquake.
He said, “I heard the alert, but it seemed pretty far away.
Dozens of workers waited before the city’s environmental ombudsman’s office. Some were frightened.
Parts of the city were without power, including stoplights, which exacerbated the capital’s already renowned traffic problems.