An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit Mexico in large parts of the west coast on the Pacific side. Coincidentally, two earthquakes two years earlier shook Mexico on the same day. This is the third time since 1985 that devastating earthquakes have rocked Mexico.
The earthquake occurred in the afternoon at 1:05 pm local time, according to reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). In Manzanillo, the coastal city of Colima reported a person died due to a wall in the mall the person visited. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed the news of the death.
A tsunami warning was issued along the coast of Mexico, but the threat did not go beyond Mexico, and similar warnings were not issued in California and Hawaii. The threat area covers 200 miles from the epicenter.
The epicenter was around Aquila, 23 miles southeast, at a depth of 9.4 miles. The place was very close to the border between the states of Colima and Michoacan, the USGS reported.
The information confirmed that there were no other reports of damage other than a few cracks in the buildings. The Michoacan Public Security Department said reports of the damage came from the town of Colcumen.
Ireland Villa told us that some walls had collapsed in Cowayana, a coastal town near the Colima border, but people feared the tsunami warning even more. They are grateful that the tsunami did not come, and that everything was peaceful at the end of it all.
Mexico is facing severe drought conditions
Mexico is facing severe drought conditions
Hottest since 1953
July was the second hottest month in Mexico since 1953, according to the National Weather Service.
rivers are drying up
The rivers have dried up to reveal cracked beds and fields that must have been overcrowded.
Farming towns like Koyami do not have access to groundwater and depend almost entirely on the shrinking dam in the area.
This is one of the worst droughts that Mexico has experienced in 30 years, as a result of which the animals are dying.
The Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, informed us that there was no damage in the city.
There were similar earthquakes in 1985 and 2017, and both struck on the same day, September 19. The earthquake occurred after the sirens rang out on the occasion of the earthquakes that occurred last year.
Paul Earl, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey, refuted any conspiracy theory and said the earthquakes that occurred on the same day were purely a coincidence. The 1985 earthquake caused severe damage, and about 10,000 people died. It measured 8.0 on the Richter scale. While the 2017 earthquake on the same day killed nearly 370 people with a magnitude of 7.1, the states of Puebla and Morelos were hit hard.
Frequently Asked Questions What should you do if an earthquake occurs while you are in a building? Answer: Cover your head and, if possible, your entire body and go under a table or some sturdy furniture like a bed, for example. Suppose there is no furniture towards the inner wall of the room.
The name of the worst earthquake in history. Answer: China, 1556, in Shaanxi. It is estimated that 830,000 people were killed.
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