MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at the very least one individual and setting off a seismic alarm within the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.
There have been no instant reviews of serious harm from the quake that hit at 1:05 p.m. native time, based on the U.S. Geologic Survey, which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5.
It mentioned the quake was centered 23 miles southeast of Aquila close to the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 9.4 miles.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned by way of 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 mentioned there have been no instant reviews of serious harm in that state past some cracks in buildings within the city of Coalcoman.
Mexico’s Nationwide Civil Protection company mentioned that based mostly on historic information of tsunamis in Mexico, variations of as a lot as 32 inches have been doable in coastal water ranges close to the epicenter. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Middle mentioned that hazardous tsunami waves have been doable for coasts inside 186 miles 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 mentioned that the earthquake alarm sounded so quickly after the annual simulation that he was undecided it was actual.
“I heard the alarm, nevertheless it sounded actually distant,” he mentioned.
Exterior town’s environmental ombudsman’s workplace, dozens of workers waited. Some appeared visibly shaken.
Energy was out in elements of town, together with stoplights, snarling the capital’s already infamous visitors.