Mexico earthquake today live updates: Tsunami warning revised as death toll from 7.6 quake rises to two

Mexico earthquake today live updates: Tsunami warning revised as death toll from 7.6 quake rises to two

Mexico earthquake today live updates: Tsunami warning revised as death toll from 7.6 quake rises to two

7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico’s Pacific coast

At least two people were killed by a large earthquake off the coast of Michoacán state in Mexico.

The 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on the exact same day as two previous earthquakes that caused massive damage and killed hundreds or thousands of people in 1985 and 2017.

One of the victims died on Monday after being crushed by the facade of a department store in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, while another was found dead in a shopping mall.

The tremor passed without this level of tragedy, despite heightened nerves from a nationwide annual earthquake drill that took place less than an hour earlier.

The tsunami warning, which was issued immediately after the quake, was revised later in the day.

Authorities said the tsunami threat had “largely passed”, with minor sea fluctuations of up to 0.3 meters above and below normal tides to continue for the next few hours.

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After the earthquake, Mexico City warned against ash fall from the Popocatépetl volcano

The authorities in Mexico City warned on Monday about ash fall from the Popocatépetl volcano, which had erupted twice on September 9.

According to reports, people have been advised not to participate in outdoor activities and keep pets indoors.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar20 September 2022 09:15

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ICYMI: Videos show shaking and destruction in western Mexico

Videos on social media showed Monday’s earthquake rocking trucks back and forth, shaking hotel rooms and scattering roof tiles across the floor of office buildings, my colleague Graig Graziosi reports.

Read his full story to get a sense of how the earthquake affected ordinary Mexicans.

Io Dodds20 September 2022 08:14

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Twenty hospitals damaged in Michoacán

At least 20 hospitals in the state of Michoacán have suffered structural damage from the earthquake, local authorities say.

In accordance Mexico ASthe state health ministry reported that medical facilities in Uruapan, Apatzingán, Pátzcuaro and many other towns had been affected by the tremors, along with churches and a technical college in Coalcomán.

A video posted on Twitter showed products strewn across the floor in aisle after aisle in a Michoacán supermarket. The neighboring state of Jalisco also reported damage to religious buildings.

Io Dodds20 September 2022 07:03

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The death toll rises to two

Two people were killed in the Pacific port of Manzanillo in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that shook Mexico yesterday, authorities said.

One of the victims died after being crushed by the facade of a department store while another was found dead in a shopping mall.

Videos on social media showed the roof of the mall collapsing on the top floor, a gym, as people screamed for help.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar20 September 2022 07:02

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Church in Michoacán damaged in strong earthquake

The church of San Miguel Arcángel in Michoacán was damaged after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Monday.

A video taken by local residents showed debris falling out of a hole in the church building caused by the impact. Cracks were also discovered on one of the church’s bell towers.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarSeptember 20, 2022 06:40

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Another scary coincidence

This earthquake occurred less than an hour after Mexico’s annual nationwide earthquake drill, which was introduced in 1985 after the devastating earthquake in Mexico City.

Across the country, around 14,000 loudspeakers issued a false warning to test people’s response, with millions of civilians evacuating their homes, schools and workplaces.

Io Dodds20 September 2022 at 06.00

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Earthquake affects power supply to 1.2 million users

Almost 1.2 million users were left without power after the powerful 7.6 earthquake struck Mexico on Monday.

According to the Federal Electricity Commission, until 15.30 local time, the power supply was reinstalled for 68 percent of the affected users.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar20 September 2022 05:43

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Video shows ceiling fans in hotel rooms shaking during an earthquake

A video shared on Twitter showed a ceiling fan shaking violently in a Puerto Vallarta hotel room when the 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Mexican state of Michoacán.

According to local reports, several hotels in the resort town have suffered damage, with cracks in the roof and windows.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar20 September 2022 05:14

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The tsunami threat has “passed”, say the authorities

The tsunami warning issued immediately after the earthquake off the coast of the state of Michoacán has been revised.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the tsunami threat has “largely passed”.

In the past, waves of up to 3 meters were previously predicted to hit Mexico and along the coasts of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala, among others, but recent measurements have shown a relative decrease in wave heights.

“Minor sea level fluctuations of up to 0.3 meters above and below normal tides may continue over the next few hours,” it said.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar20 September 2022 04:51

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Nothing special about September 19, experts say

The fact that three different earthquakes all struck Mexico on September 19 is nothing more than a coincidence, according to seismologists.

“This is a coincidence,” said Paul Earle of the US Geological Survey (USGS). Associated Press. “There is no physical reason or statistical bias toward earthquakes in any given month in Mexico…

“We knew we’d get this question as soon as it happened. Sometimes it’s just coincidence.”

José Luis Mateos, a physicist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), said AS Mexico that the probability of three earthquakes occurring on the same day in the same nation is 1 in 133,225.

On a global scale, the USGS says there is no particular season for earthquakes and no such thing as “earthquake weather,” although one study found an association between earthquakes and the monsoon season specifically in Taiwan.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar20 September 2022 04:49

 

 

 

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