Mexico City, September 22 (EFE) .- An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 activated this Thursday an earthquake alert in central Mexico as an aftershock after a magnitude 7.7 quake that shook the country on September 19.
According to the National Seismological Service (SSN), which first recorded 6.5 and then adjusted to 6.9.
“We had a replica earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 with its epicenter in Colcomán. It was felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City. So far there are no reports of damage,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote on his social networks.
Seismic alert due to tremors
In Mexico City, an earthquake warning was activated, so thousands of citizens took to the streets to protect themselves from the tremors.
The earthquake that rocked Mexico on Monday came less than an hour before national drills held every September 19 to commemorate the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, which occurred on the same date and are considered the most destructive in history. The most recent.
Since Monday’s last quake, which killed two and injured 10 in western Mexico, there have been more than 1,000 aftershocks, and Thursday’s is believed to be the largest.
The Mexico City government has activated surveillance protocols, but has so far denied any damage.
“Omar García Harfuch (Secretary of Security of the capital) informed me that the condors (drones) that flew over the city have so far not recorded any damage in the city. I continue to report,” the head of the Mexico City government, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Twitter.
More official information is expected at President López Obrador’s morning press conference at 7:00 local time (12:00 GMT).
September’s earthquakes have rattled Mexico, where an estimated 20,000 people died in the September 19, 1985 quake and about 370 in 2017.
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