Massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico – Novinite.com

A mighty one earthquake from size 7.7 shook up the southwest coast Mexico on Monday killed at least one person.

The quake struck after 1 p.m. EST with the epicenter near the Michoacan state coast, CNN reported, citing the US Geological Survey Data. Strong shaking was felt in nearby Colima, which is about 100 kilometers from the epicenter, while mild to moderate shaking was felt Mexico City. In addition, according to local media, several buildings are being closed by firefighters due to the risk of collapse.

One person died at a mall in Manzanillo, in western Colima state, after a fence fell, but no known casualties or damage have yet been recorded Mexico City, said the city’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported CNN.

According to the USGS, the quake struck about 37 kilometers southeast of the city of Aquila at a depth of about 15.1 kilometers, after which a tsunami It was immediately warned.

However, the Pacific tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami The threat is largely over as the latest readings showed a drop in wave height.

The Mexican Pacific coast in particular lies in the so-called Ring of Fire, also known as the seismically active zone, which is often hit by strong earthquakes.

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