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Attention: Strong nighttime earthquake jolts sleeping Mexicans, at least one death reported

An magnitude earthquake 6.9 was recorded in the early hours of this Thursday in Mexico, with a balance of two deaths, authorities reported, unleashing panic in the capital and other areas of the country.This is the strongest aftershock of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake tremor recorded last Monday, with a balance of two deaths and more than 3,000 damaged buildings, according to the National Seismological Service. So far there have been 1,229 aftershocks of that event.

Two people died in Mexico City: a man from a heart attack and a woman who hit her head when she fell from the stairs of her home, after activating the seismic alert, the local mayor’s office reported. With a thunderous sound, this alarm travels faster than seismic waves and warns of a major telluric movement one minute on average before it occurs, allowing homes to be evacuated or a safe area to be found.

68 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, 2 dead

The movement surprised the inhabitants of Mexico City when they were already asleep. Many of them ran away when they heard the alert wearing their pajamas and some carrying their dogs, which did not stop barking. The epicenter was located 84 km from Coalcomán, in the state of Michoacán (west), where the main event originated. Initially, the Seismological Service had estimated a magnitude of 6.5 for the movement on Thursday.

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the quake was felt in Mexico City and in the states of Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero, all with Pacific coasts.“So far there is no report of damage,” said the president in a video recorded in his office while speaking with the mayor of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, and broadcast on Twitter. The earthquake was strongly felt in several areas of Mexico City and its metropolitan area, located about 400 km from the epicenter and home to some 22 million people.

After the tremor, Sheinbaum reported that official helicopters were flying over the city and that there were no reports of damage.“So far there is no damage in the city after the earthquake. I’m still waiting, reporting,” Sheinbaum said on Twitter.

The earthquake rattled an already jittery country. Monday’s more powerful quake was the third major earthquake to strike on Sept. 19 — in 1985, 2017 and now 2022. The 2017 and 2022 Sept. 19 quakes came very shortly after the annual earthquake drill conducted every Sept. 19 to commemorate the devastating 1985 temblor that killed some 9,500 people.

El terremoto más poderoso del lunes fue el tercer gran terremoto que ocurrió el 19 de septiembre, en 1985, 2017 y ahora en 2022. Los terremotos del 19 de septiembre de 2017 y 2022 se produjeron poco después del simulacro anual de terremotos que se realiza cada 19 de septiembre para conmemorar el devastador terremoto de 1985. terremoto que mató a unas 9.500 personas.

El terremoto se produce días después de que un terremoto de magnitud 7,6 sacudiera la costa occidental de México el lunes por la tarde, matando al menos a otras dos personas. El fuerte sismo tuvo su epicentro a unas 25 millas al sureste de La Placita de Morelos, golpeando poco después de la 1 p.m. Centro.