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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing not less than one individual and setting off a seismic alarm within the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.
There have been no speedy reviews of great injury from the quake that hit at 1:05 p.m. native time, in response to the U.S. Geologic Survey, which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5.
It stated the quake was centered 37 kilometers (23 miles) southeast of Aquila close to the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 15.1 kilometers (9.4 miles).
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated through Twitter that the secretary of the navy instructed him one individual was killed within the port metropolis of Manzanillo, Colima when a wall at a mall collapsed.
Michoacan’s Public Safety Division stated there have been no speedy reviews of great injury in that state past some cracks in buildings within the city of Coalcoman.
Mexico’s Nationwide Civil Protection company stated that primarily based on historic knowledge of tsunamis in Mexico, variations of as a lot as 32 inches (82 cm) had been doable in coastal water ranges close to the epicenter. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Heart stated that hazardous tsunami waves had been doable for coasts inside 186 miles (300 kilometers) of the epicenter.
Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum additionally tweeted that there have been no reviews of harm within the capital
Alarms for the brand new quake got here lower than an hour after a quake alarms warbled in a nationwide earthquake simulation marking main, lethal quakes that struck on the identical date in 1985 and 2017.
Humberto Garza stood exterior a restaurant in Mexico Metropolis’s Roma neighborhood holding his 3-year son. Like many milling about exterior after the earthquake, Garza stated that the earthquake alarm sounded so quickly after the annual simulation that he was unsure it was actual.
“I heard the alarm, however it sounded actually distant,” he stated.
Exterior town’s environmental ombudsman’s workplace, dozens of workers waited. Some appeared visibly shaken.
Energy was out in components of town, together with stoplights, snarling the capital’s already infamous site visitors.