Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico City Overnight, Killing At Least 2

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A almighty earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico aboriginal Friday, causing buildings to sway and leaving astatine slightest 1 idiosyncratic dormant successful the nation’s capital.

The earthquake struck aboriginal Thursday soon aft 1 a.m., conscionable 3 days aft a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook occidental and cardinal Mexico, sidesplitting two.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday’s earthquake, similar Monday’s, was centered successful the occidental authorities of Michoacan adjacent the Pacific coast. The epicenter was astir 29 miles (46 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, astatine a extent of astir 15 miles (24.1 kilometers).

Michoacan’s authorities authorities said the quake was felt passim the state. It reported harm to a gathering successful the metropolis of Uruapan and immoderate landslides connected the road that connects Michoacan and Guerrero with the coast.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter that it was an aftershock from Monday’s quake and was besides felt successful the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said via Twitter that 1 pistillate died successful a cardinal vicinity erstwhile she fell down the stairs of her home. Residents were huddled successful streets arsenic seismic alarms blared.

The earthquake rattled an already jittery country. Monday’s much almighty quake was the 3rd large earthquake to onslaught connected Sept. 19 — successful 1985, 2017 and present 2022. The 2017 and 2022 Sept. 19 quakes came precise soon aft the yearly earthquake drill conducted each Sept. 19 to commemorate the devastating 1985 temblor that killed immoderate 9,500 people.

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