A powerful earthquake rattled Mexico in the early hours of Thursday leaving at most two dead, as people were rushing to the streets of the capital city in the evening hours following another powerful quake. One woman died at the scene in Mexico City after falling down some steps which hit her head as the quake set off warning alarms. A second person in Mexico City had a heart attack authorities claimed.
The center of the 6.9-magnitude earthquake was located near the Pacific coast, which is 84 km (52 miles) to the south from Coalcoman located in western part of Michoacan the nation’s seismological agency said. Its US Geological Survey (USGS) estimates the magnitude at 6.8. It was the most powerful of the more than 1,200 subsequent shocks from an magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck the area this past Monday. country’s seismological organization said.
The quake left two victims in the western part of Mexico and damaged a number of structures and caused anxiety more than 400 km from Mexico City. The latest quake triggered alarms in Mexico City just after 11:30 AM (0600 GMT) and caused buildings to shake and shake. A lot of people quickly left their homes after alarms went off, with some wearing pajamas and carrying their pets.
“We had a 6.9 magnitude aftershock with an epicenter in Coalcoman,” the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said via Twitter. “Unfortunately, two people lost their lives in Mexico City,” he wrote in addition to stating that there was no report of any victims from the west states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco.