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6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico, killing 1 person

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Mexico early Thursday, killing at the very least one individual, days after one other lethal quake.

Just like the extra highly effective quake Monday, the quake was centered within the state of Michoacán. It was detected round 1:16 a.m. (2:16 a.m. ET) at a depth of 12.4 miles, in keeping with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Officers in Mexico Metropolis, the capital, confirmed {that a} lady had died in a fall at her house within the Colonia Doctores neighborhood. Tremors might be felt within the metropolis, Reuters reported, setting off alarms and prompting many to evacuate their properties.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned in a video posted on Twitter that the quake was an aftershock and had been felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico Metropolis. No harm has been reported thus far, he mentioned.

The tremor carefully follows the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Monday, the anniversary of two different main earthquakes.

An earthquake Sept. 19, 1985, induced hundreds of deaths, whereas one other quake on the identical date in 2017 killed greater than 350 folks.

Monday’s quake broken many buildings in Mexico Metropolis, inflicting a blackout in elements of the capital and at the very least two deaths.

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