Mexico earthquake sends people rushing to the streets on anniversary of 2 deadly earthquakes | TBEN News


A powerful earthquake hit the coast of western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating earthquakes, shaking buildings and sending residents of Mexico City onto the streets for safety.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck at 1:05 p.m. local time, according to the US Geological Survey, which had initially estimated the magnitude at 7.5.

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It said the quake struck 37 kilometers southeast of Aquila, near the border of the states of Colima and Michoacan and at a depth of 15.1 kilometers.

Alarms for the new earthquake came less than an hour after the earthquake alarm went off in a nationwide earthquake simulation, marking major earthquakes that struck on the same date in 1985 and 2017.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said there were no immediate reports of damage in the capital after the quakes.

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The 1985 earthquake killed thousands and the 2017 earthquake killed more than 350 people.