Mexico earthquake today live: Another 5.8 quake jolts Michoacán as death toll


7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico’s pacific coast

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck the Michoacán region in Mexico on Tuesday, a day after two people were killed in another powerful quake.

Monday’s earthquake, measured at a magnitude of 7.6, struck on the anniversary of two previous earthquakes that caused enormous damage and killed hundreds or thousands of people in 1985 and 2017.

One of the victims died after being crushed by the facade of a department store in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, while another was found dead at a mall.

The tremor passed without that level of tragedy, despite heightened nerves from a nationwide annual earthquake drill that occurred less than an hour before.

The tsunami alert, which was issued immediately after the quake, was revised later in the day.

Authorities said the tsunami threat has “largely passed”, with minor sea fluctuations of up to 0.3 metres above and below the normal tide to continue for the next few hours.

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VIDEO: Southern California man in Mexico feels massive earthquake

Southern California man in Mexico feels massive earthquake

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Drill commemorating previous quakes confuses Mexico City residents when real quake hits

Some Mexico City residents were confused when the seismic alert sounded almost two minutes before the quake struck because the alarm had been heard earlier on Monday during a practice exercise in commemoration of the previous quakes that had taken place on the same date in previous years, Reuters noted.

Part of the Roma neighbourhood in Mexico City lost power as a result of the quake – 250 miles (400km) from the epicentre.

As many as 1.2 million users were struck by the outage, according to the national power utility.

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WATCH: Deadly earthquake rattles Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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One of Mexico’s top universities attributes three earthquakes on same date to coincidence

The National Autonomous University of Mexico, one of the top universities in the country, announced that there was no scientific explanation for the three earthquakes taking place on the same date – 19 September – in 1985, 2017, and 2022.

The university said it was a coincidence, according to Reuters.

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PHOTOS: Mexico City residents gather in the streets after quake felt in capital

People are seen in the streets after an earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2022

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People remain at Zocalo square after an earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2022

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