An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 hit the west coast of Mexico on Mondayas reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and so far it has been reported at least one dead. The tremor of this September 19 occurs on the same day that two earthquakes are commemorated that left thousands of dead, one in 1985 and the other in 2017.
The epicenter of the tremor was located at 59 kilometers south of Coalcoman, state of Michoacán, on the Pacific coast. Civil protection, ruled out the risk of a tsunamiwhose alert had been activated one minute before the occurrence of the phenomenon.
the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorconfirmed at least one fatal victim.
As detailed on his Twitter account, this is a person who died in a Colima shopping center, near the epicenter of the earthquake, after a harness fell from the store where he was.
For her part, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum reported at a press conference that “Until now no major damage was reported in Mexico City”, while adding that there are “five condors” from the National Seismological Survey flying over the area to obtain more details.
It is the third time that Mexico trembles on the same date
The seismic alert followed by the tremor sounded less than an hour after millions of people participated in a national drill that takes place every September 19, since this is the third earthquake that is recorded on the same date in the history of Mexico. .
The first occurred in 1985with a magnitude of 8.1 degrees, which left more than 10,000 deadthe majority in the capital of the country. On the same day but in 2017 another 7.1 magnitude earthquake was recordedwhich hit central Mexico and left a balance of 369 deceased.
Tropical Cyclone Madeline arrives after Storm Lester
Tropical Cyclone Madelina touches the northwestern region of the country and is causing damage to the coastal population. This phenomenon occurs in the midst of the earthquake and after storm Lester hit the coast of the Mexican state of Guerrero over the weekend, leaving at least five dead and incalculable losses in homes and fields.
Four of the dead caused by Lester died when they were swept away by an avalanche caused by the overflow of the San Felipe River, near the capital, while the remaining fifth, a fisherman, died when trying to pull his nets out of the sea in the Municipality of Marquelia , indicated the Secretary of Civil Protection of Guerrero.
Lester, which was classified as a tropical storm and then a “low pressure” phenomenon, broke into Guerrero with winds of 75 to 95 kilometers per hour. According to official data, it flooded at least 777 homes and caused 17 landslides on roads, especially in the municipalities of Coyuca de Benítez, Chilpancingo and Michoacán.