In the early hours of this Thursday, a earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shook the west of Mexico, leaving at least two people dead, in the strongest of the aftershocks that have shaken the Latin American country after Monday’s earthquake. The earthquake triggered the seismic alert in Mexico City forcing its inhabitants to take to the streets.
The epicenter of the tremor was located 20 kilometers deep and 46.9 kilometers south-southwest of the small town Eaglein the western state Michoacanaccording to data from United States Geological Surveyvery close to the epicenter of Monday’s earthquake that left two dead and dozens of buildings damaged.
The head of government of the capital, claudia sheinbaum, and the emergency services confirmed the death of a woman. Her death occurred when she fell down the stairs while she was trying to evacuate her home. Authorities also reported that a man in the south of the city suffered a fatal heart attack after the earthquake.
The President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on his Twitter account that the movement was also perceived in the states Colima, Warrior Y Jalisco. Monday’s 7.6-magnitude quake struck on the anniversary of deadly earthquakes in 1985 and 2017, Reuters reported.
The Governor of Jalisco, Henry Alfaro, reported that until the first hours of the earthquake, no major damage or injured people were reported. He also asked the local Secretary of Education to review the structure of all schools. to ensure that there is no risk and that classes at all levels continue unchanged.