7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico’s Pacific coast
At least two people have been killed in a massive earthquake off the coast of the Mexican state of Michoacán.
The quake, with a magnitude of 7.6, happened on the same day that two quakes in 1985 and 2017 caused massive damage and killed hundreds or thousands of people.
One victim died after being crushed to death by the facade of a department store in the Pacific port of Manzanillo on Monday, while another was found dead in a shopping mall.
The quake did not cause that level of tragedy, despite the jitters of the nation’s annual earthquake drill less than an hour ago.
The tsunami warning issued immediately after the quake was revised later in the day.
Authorities said the tsunami threat had “substantially passed” and that the tsunami would continue to fluctuate within 0.3 meters above and below normal tide for the next several hours.
Mexico City warns of Popocatepetl ash after quake
Authorities in Mexico City warned Monday that ash would fall from the Popocatepetl volcano, which erupted twice on Sept. 9.
According to reports, people have been advised not to engage in outdoor activities and to keep pets indoors.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 09:15
ICYMI: Video shows shaking and destruction in western Mexico
Video on social media showed Monday’s earthquake rocking trucks back and forth, shaking hotel rooms and scattering ceilings on the floors of office buildings, my colleagues Greg Graziosi Report.
Read his full story on how the earthquake affected everyday Mexicans.
ioduzSeptember 20, 2022 08:14
20 hospitals damaged in Michoacan
At least 20 hospitals in Michoacan suffered structural damage in the earthquake, local authorities said.
according to Mexico ASthe state health department reported that medical facilities in Uruapan, Appazingan, Patzcuaro and many other towns, as well as churches and a technical college in Colkoman, were hit by the earthquake.
A video posted on Twitter showed products scattered on the floor of the aisle behind the aisle of a Michoacan supermarket. Damage to religious buildings has also been reported in the neighboring state of Jalisco.
ioduzSeptember 20, 2022 07:03
Death toll rises to two
About two people were killed in the Pacific port of Manzani after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico yesterday, authorities said.
One of the victims died after being crushed by the facade of a department store, while the other victim was found dead in the mall.
Videos on social media showed the roof of the mall collapsing into a gym on the top floor as people screamed for help.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 07:02
Michoacan church damaged in strong earthquake
The San Miguel Alcangel church in Michoacán state was damaged after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Monday.
A video taken by locals showed debris falling out of a hole in the church building due to bumps. Cracks were also found in one of the church’s bell towers.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 06:40
Another weird coincidence
The quake came less than an hour after Mexico’s annual national earthquake drill, which was launched in 1985 after a devastating earthquake in Mexico City.
Across the country, some 14,000 loudspeakers sounded false warnings to test people’s responses, and millions of civilians were evacuated from their homes, schools and workplaces.
ioduz20 September 2022 06:00
Earthquake affects power supply to 1.2 million customers
Nearly 1.2 million customers were without power after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Monday.
According to the Federal Electricity Commission, as of 3:30 p.m. local time, 68 percent of affected customers had been able to re-install power.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 05:43
Video shows ceiling fan in hotel room shaking during earthquake
A video shared on Twitter showed a ceiling fan shaking violently in a hotel room in Puerto Vallarta when a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of the Mexican state of Michoacán.
Several hotels in the resort town were damaged, with cracks in ceilings and windows, according to local reports.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 05:14
Authorities say tsunami threat ‘passed’
The tsunami warning issued immediately following the earthquake off the coast of Michoacan has been revised.
According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the tsunami threat “has largely passed.”
Earlier, waves of up to 3 metres were expected to hit the coasts of Mexico and countries including Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala, but recent readings show a relative drop in wave heights.
“Sea level may continue to fluctuate slightly above and below normal tides by 0.3 metres over the next few hours,” it said.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 04:51
Nothing special on September 19, experts say
Seismologists say three separate earthquakes in Mexico on Sept. 19 were nothing more than chance.
“It was a coincidence,” Paul Earle of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) told Associated Press. “There is no physical cause or statistical bias for any one month earthquake in Mexico…
“We know we’re going to get this problem as soon as it happens. Sometimes it’s just a coincidence.”
José Luis Mateos, a physicist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), told as mexico There is a 1 in 133,225 chance of three earthquakes occurring in the same country on the same day.
Globally, there is no specific earthquake season, and there is no such thing as “earthquake weather,” the USGS said, although one study did find a link between earthquakes and monsoon seasons in Taiwan.
Alyssa Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 04:49