In Mexico, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has severe caused damage
One person was killed and many structures were damaged in Mexico City early on Thursday morning after a severe earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit the country.
Approximately an hour after midnight, just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake rocked western and central Mexico, killing two people, another tremor occurred.
The epicentre of the quake on Monday and again on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was in the western state of Michoacan, not far from the Pacific coast. Approximately 15 miles deep, the epicentre was located 29 miles (46 kilometres) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan (24.1 kilometers).
The administration of Michoacan stated that the tremor was felt throughout the entire state. It said that a structure in Uruapan, Michoacan, was damaged and that the highway between Guerrero and Michoacan was blocked by landslides.
Aftershocks from the quake on Monday were felt in Colima, Jalisco, and Guerrero, as tweeted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Claudia Sheinbaum, mayor of Mexico City, said through Twitter that one woman died in a central neighbourhood when she fell down the stairs of her home. Residents were huddled in streets as seismic alarms blared
A nervous nation was further unsettled by the earthquake. The stronger quake on Monday was the third large earthquake to hit on September 19th, joining those in 1985 and 2017. Both of these quakes, in 2017 and 2022, occurred on September 19; this date is significant since it is the date of the annual earthquake drill held in memory of the horrific 1985 quake that killed some 9,500 people.