Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.7 Jolts Mexico, One Person Killed

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Mexico City: A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.7 jolted and shocked the southeastern coast of Mexico on Monday.

According to a report by CNN, the earthquake hit after 1 pm EST with the epicenter near the coastline of Michoacan state.

The report further added that strong tremors were observed in nearby Colima, which is around 100 kilometers from the quake’s epicenter. The local media stated that several buildings were closed and evacuated by the firefighters due to concern about collapse.

A person at a shopping center in Manzanillo died after a fence fell on him due to the tremors. City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said that no known casualties or damage have been recorded.

According to USGS, the quake struck about 37 kilometers southeast of the city of Aquila at a depth of about 15.1 kilometers, following which a Tsunami warning was issued immediately.

However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the tsunami threat has passed mainly as the latest readings showed a decrease in wave heights.

(With Agency Inputs)


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