Mexico: A 7.4 magnitude earthquake shakes the country

Mexico: A 7.4 magnitude earthquake shakes the country

Europe 1 with AFP

A powerful 7.4-magnitude tremor struck western Mexico on Monday and was felt as far as central Mexico City on the same day as the devastating 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, the National Seismological Institute said. The epicenter was in the state of Michoacan in the west of the country.

Mexico’s National Seismological Institute said a magnitude 7.4 earthquake was felt in central Mexico City on Monday, the same day as two devastating earthquakes in 1985 and 2017. The epicenter was in the state of Michoacan (West). “We sincerely hope nothing serious happened,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tweeted.

“No damage” so far.

“No damage has been reported so far,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter. In the capital, residents took to the streets again when the alarm sounded just under half an hour after an earthquake drill. “We didn’t think it was true! But it is. It’s impressive that the earth is shaking again today,” said Karina Suarez, 37, of the AFP news agency in the center of the capital.

Every year, on the occasion of the double anniversary of the two great earthquakes of September 19, 1985 and 2017, an anti-seismic exercise is organized by the authorities in Mexico City. On September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed 369 people. On September 19, 1985, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake devastated central Mexico City, killing more than 10,000 people, most of them in the capital.


Reference: www.europe1.fr