A strong earthquake occurred this Monday in Mexico, leaving at least one deceased, and its intensity was felt as far as the capital, where terrified residents abandoned their homes remembering the fateful date, but from 2017 and 1985, when two separate earthquakes shook the country, charging thousands of lives.
Minutes after a national drill, “the National Seismological Service (SSN) reported an earthquake with magnitude 7.7 located in the vicinity of Coalcomán, in the state of Michoacán. The earthquake, which occurred at 1:05:09 p.m., was felt in Coalcomán and in other localities of the state of Michoacán. The coordinates of the epicenter are 18.24 latitude N and -103.29 longitude W and the depth is 15 km”, reported the Mexican institution.
Due to the intensity, buildings and houses swayed in Mexico City and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a tsunami alert for the Mexican Pacific coast and other countries of the Americas. Central and South America. However, shortly after he dismissed the alert.
Images shared on social networks showed structural damage to a hospital, churches, houses and various businesses in Coalcomán.
On September 19, 2017, a 7.1 earthquake struck the center of the country minutes after a national drill. Many people did not evacuate thinking that it was another drill and the powerful earthquake left some 370 dead.
Drills are usually held on September 19 after that date, but in 1985, a powerful earthquake hit the capital, leaving tens of thousands dead. So far, it is the deadliest earthquake in the country’s history.