Last minute… Another earthquake in Mexico

An earthquake struck Michoacan, in southwestern Mexico, at 01:16 local time. According to the data of the American Geological Survey (USGS), the magnitude of the tremor was 6.8.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which took place 80 kilometers below the ground, is only 9 kilometers away from the town of Aguililla, where approximately 9 thousand people live.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency reports that the tremor was once again felt in the capital, Mexico City. AFP served photos of people taking to the streets in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco district.

The Latin American country commemorated the victims of the major earthquakes that took place in 1985 and 2017 on September 19. On the same day, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Aquila on the Pacific Ocean coast.

A tsunami warning was issued immediately after the 7.6 earthquake that hit the western states of Michoacan and Colima. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced that waves of 3 meters could hit the coastal areas during the night.

The 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shook all the buildings in the capital, Mexico City, 400 kilometers away, caused the fear of September 19 to grow even more. In the earthquake, in which two people lost their lives, many buildings were destroyed.

FROM 1985 TO 2017

The earthquake of magnitude 8, which struck the capital of the Latin American country on September 19, 1985, caused hundreds of buildings to collapse and more than 10 thousand people to die.

Mexico experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1, this time on September 19, 32 years after the great earthquake. This time the epicenter of the tremor was Puebla in central Mexico. More than 40 buildings were destroyed, about 370 people lost their lives.

Mexico is located on the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire fault line, which traverses the Pacific Ocean, the largest body of water on earth. The Pacific Ring of Fire, the line where about 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur, is also home to dozens of active volcanoes.

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