Keep shaking!  Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 in La Mira, Michoacán, after tremor of 7.7

Michoacán.- A earthquake of magnitude 5.4 was recorded in La Mira, Michoacánthe morning of this Tuesday, September 20, less than 24 hours after the 7.7 earthquake with epicenter in the same entity.

According to the National Seismological Service (SSN), the tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 It took place at 5:43 am on Tuesday, with an epicenter located 82 kilometers west of La Mira, Michoacán, and at a depth of 10 km.

Apparently, it is one of the more than 600 aftershocks that have been recorded since the 7.7 earthquake that occurred yesterday in Michoacán, on the anniversary of the earthquakes of September 19.

The SSN detailed that until 5 in the morning of this Tuesday, a total of 632 aftershocks of the strong earthquakeof which the largest has been a magnitude 5.3 tremoreven lower than that reported earlier this day.

The 7.7 earthquake had its epicenter in the municipality of Coalcoman, Michoacanon Monday afternoon, five years after 19S and 37 years after the 1985 earthquake. Initially its reported magnitude was 6.8, but later it was readjusted to 7.4 and later increased to 7.7 degrees.

The force of the earthquake was such that, in addition to Michoacán, it was felt in Mexico City, Puebla, Hidalgo, Colima, Guerrero, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Zacatecas, Durango, Nayarit and Veracruz.

In the case of Michoacán, the Civil Protection authorities announced that the earthquake caused considerable damage, As the partial collapse of the Maruat community hospitala, as well as damage to the Temple of Santiago Apostol and the building of Coalcoman Technological.

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The Governor of Michoacan Alfredo Ramirez BellodaHe said that he instructed Civil Protection and the National Guard to provide help to the population and assess the damage. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported so far.

However, in the state of Colima two deaths were recorded after the earthquake: one person died in Manzanillo due to the fall of a fence in a shopping center, while another lost his life after being trapped in the remains of a gym in the same municipality.

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