Southwest Mexico is hit by a powerful earthquake.
City of Mexico – Late Tuesday, a strong earthquake hit Mexico’s southwest, triggering extensive shaking as far as Mexico City and killing at least one person.
Also, The 7.0 magnitude quake hit 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) east-northeast near Los rganos de San Agustin, approximately eight miles from the Pacific Coast beach tourist city of Acapulco, according to the US Geological Survey.
It was discovering at a depth of 7.8 miles (12.6 kilometers). According to the Mexican State Civil Protection Secretariat, at least 92 aftershocks were reporting, including one with a magnitude of 5.2.
Alarms may be heard in Mexico City just before the earth began to shake. A tsunami warning was
originally issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but it was subsequently
Eliodoro Hurtado, a 19-year-old Mexican male, was the lone death recorded. He died in the state of
Also, There have been no reports of significant damage in the capital, which is approximately 231 miles
(372 kilometers) from the epicenter, according to Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum.
Sheinbaum said on social media that many people had lost power and that officials were trying to restore
Train service was restoring, according to the city’s metro system, after a safety assessment.
Also, The country’s state-owned utility provider, for Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), stated in a
a statement that about 1.6 million consumers were without power in Mexico City and four states.
CFE said that it was trying to restore electricity to the areas affected.
Because of its position on the edge of the North American tectonic plate, earthquakes are frequent in
Two large earthquakes hit the nation in September 2017, and a magnitude-8.0 quake killing nearly 9,500
people everywhere in Mexico City on September 19, 1985.
Also, The quake left a massive scar on the city, prompting revisions in construction regulations and
stronger earthquake safeguards.
In Guerrero state, where Tuesday’s epicenter was situating, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
claimed there was no “serious damage.”
While there have been no indications of severe damage from the epicenter, Lopez Obrador stated officials
have received reports of falling rocks.