Mexico is hit by Deadly 7.6 magnitude earthquake
On Monday afternoon, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s western coast.
On Monday afternoon, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that a person had been killed after a fence collapsed in a mall in Manzanillo, Colima.
The USGS reported that it first detected the magnitude 7.1 quake around 25 miles southeast of La Placita de Morelos, Mexico, at around 1 PM local time.
It was reported that the tremor could be felt in Mexico City, which is located distance from the epicentre.
The Pacific coast states of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska are not at risk of a tsunami, according to officials.
Minor tidal shifts of up to a foot are possible along the Pacific Ocean shoreline, while tsunami waves as high as 10 feet above tide level are likely along the coasts of Mexico.
Just over 100 miles from the epicentre, near Apatzingán, a dental practise was severely shaking as patients watched.
Local news outlets reported that on Monday, the anniversary of two devastating earthquakes, Mexico City was planning an earthquake drill. More than 260 individuals died by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in 2017, while at least 9,500 were killed by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in 1985.
The US Geological Survey noted that while “It feels curious when (earthquakes) strike on the same calendar date in different years, but coincidences are just that – coincidences,” such occurrences should be dismissed as mere coincidence.
Madeline, a tropical storm in the eastern Pacific, is not too far from the epicentre of the earthquake. Off the coast of Jalisco, several inches of rain were expected to fall Monday afternoon due to the tropical storm’s outer rain bands.