Strong earthquake shook Mexico. Strong tremors were felt in homes in the capital, Mexico City. Many buildings were damaged in this 7.6 magnitude earthquake, electricity was cut off. Two people were killed in the earthquake, the government said. News Reuters.
One person was killed when the roof of a department store collapsed in the country’s port city of Manzanillo. Several hospitals in the western state of Michoacán were damaged, the government said. The area is the least populated of Mexico. One person was injured when the glass of a hospital collapsed.
When the earthquake hit Mexico, it was September 19 on the calendar. Earlier there were two earthquakes on the same day. So September 19 is called panic for the country. After 1985 and 2017, Mexico was shaken by an earthquake again on the same day. Monday’s earthquake is a reminder of that memory as earthquakes were felt in Mexico on the same date in those two years. Mexico’s National Seismological Agency reported that the intensity of the earthquake was 7.4 on the Richter scale, but the US Geological Survey reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.6.
The epicenter was 59 kilometers from Colcomán in the Pacific coast state of Michoacán and several hundred kilometers west of the capital, Mexico City. Immediately after the earthquake, alarms went off in Mexico City. Immediately after the alarm, people panicked and came out on the streets. Kareena Surayez, a 37-year-old resident of the capital, panicked and left the house. He said, horrible feeling.
Isa Montes, a 34-year-old graphics designer from Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood, told Reuters about the three consecutive Sept. 19 earthquakes, it felt like a curse.
On September 19, 1985, Mexico was shaken by an earthquake of magnitude 8.1. 10 thousand people died in that earthquake. Many houses were destroyed. A few years after this earthquake, on September 19, 2017, another earthquake occurred in Mexico. The magnitude of this tremor was 7.1 on the Richter scale. 370 people died in that earthquake.