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Strong earthquake shakes Mexico |  DiePress.com

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico | DiePress.com

US experts said in the first statement that a tsunami could not be ruled out.

Ironically, on the anniversary of the two devastating earthquakes in 1985 and 2017, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake shook western Mexico. The quake’s epicenter was 59 km south of Colcumen in the Pacific coast state of Michoacan, the National Seismological Institute announced Monday. The quake was also felt in the capital, Mexico City.

However, no damage was initially reported from the capital, city mayor Claudia Sheinbaum-Bardot explained. The local subway operator also said the necessary checks had been carried out and that the trains could operate normally.

According to the USGS, the earthquake’s strength was 7.5, but American researchers later corrected their data to 7.6. news agency reporter Reuters I reported swaying buildings from Mexico City. It was reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was off the Pacific coast of the state of Michoacan, at a depth of ten kilometers. US experts said in the first statement that a tsunami could not be ruled out.

Mexico borders the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is one of the most seismically active countries in the world. The national territory spans a total of five tectonic plates.

On September 19, 1985, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico City killed more than 10,000 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings. On September 19, 2017, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed about 370 people, most of them in the capital.

(APA/Reuters)

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