A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early Thursday, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation’s capital.
The earthquake struck shortly after 1 a.m., just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico, killing two.
The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday’s earthquake, like Monday’s, was centered in the western state of Michoacan near the Pacific coast.
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The epicenter was about 29 miles (46 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers).
Michoacan’s state government said the quake was felt throughout the state.
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It reported damage to a building in the city of Uruapan and some landslides on the highway that connects Michoacan and Guerrero with the coast.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter that it was an aftershock from Monday’s quake and was also felt in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero.
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People stand on the streets outside their homes in Mexico City after a strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Mexico.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said via Twitter that one woman died in a central neighborhood when she fell down the stairs of her home.
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Residents were huddled in streets as seismic alarms blared.
The earthquake rattled an already jittery country. Monday’s more powerful quake was the third major earthquake to strike on Sept. 19 — in 1985, 2017 and now 2022. The 2017 and 2022 Sept.
19 quakes came very shortly after the annual earthquake drill conducted every Sept. 19 to commemorate the devastating 1985 temblor that killed some 9,500 people.
M5.8 earthquake hits New Zealand
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has been felt in Wellington and throughout Central New Zealand.
Newstalk ZB Wellington reporter Nick James described it as “a good shake“.
According to GeoNet’s website, Thursday night’s quake had a magnitude of 5.8. It struck 30km northeast of French Pass at 9.07pm at a depth of 51km.
The quake was reported as being felt by more than 44,500 people by 9.50pm, according to GeoNet’s website, with 44 of them reporting “extreme” shakes.
Geonet called it a “strong earthquake”.
“You may have felt that quake! Caused by a M5.8 earthquake in the Marlborough region. It was moderately deep and felt over a wide area – typical of earthquakes of this size and depth. It caused strong shaking and has received around 44,000 felt reports,” Geonet said.
A Fire and Emergency spokeswoman based in Wellington felt the quake and said “it got very strong and then petered off”. It lasted for just under a minute, she thought.
A passenger on board an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland scheduled to land in Wellington at 9.10pm tweeted that the plane was diverted to Christchurch after originally circling while the runway in the Capital was checked for damage.
Recent scientific analysis shows there’s a 75 per cent likelihood of a magnitude eight earthquake in the next 50 years along the Alpine Fault, where the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates meet beneath New Zealand’s west coast.
A woman named Bernice, from Lower Hutt, was speaking to Marcus Lush on Newstalk ZB as the quake was happening.
“It was a bit of rumble then boom. It’s over now though,” she told Lush.