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Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude shakes Mexico; one girl killed

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The U.S. Geological Survey stated the earthquake was centered within the western state of Michoacan close to the Pacific coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey stated the earthquake was centered within the western state of Michoacan close to the Pacific coast.

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico, inflicting buildings to sway and leaving no less than one particular person lifeless within the nation’s capital.

The earthquake struck early Thursday shortly after 1 a.m., simply three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico, killing two.

The U.S. Geological Survey stated Thursday’s earthquake, like Monday’s, was centered within the western state of Michoacan close to the Pacific coast. The epicentre was about 46KM (29 miles) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of about 24.1KM (15 miles).

Michoacan’s state authorities stated the quake was felt all through the state. It reported harm to a constructing within the metropolis of Uruapan and a few landslides on the freeway that connects Michoacan and Guerrero with the coast.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated by way of Twitter that it was an aftershock from Monday’s quake and was additionally felt within the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero.

Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated by way of Twitter that one girl died in a central neighbourhood when she fell down the steps of her residence. Residents have been huddled in streets as seismic alarms blared.

The earthquake rattled an already jittery nation. Monday’s extra highly effective quake was the third main earthquake to strike on September 19 — in 1985, 2017 and now 2022. The 2017 and 2022 September 19 quakes got here very shortly after the annual earthquake drill performed each September 19 to commemorate the devastating 1985 temblor that killed some 9,500 individuals.

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By- The Hindu

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