Second deadly earthquake hits Mexico in a week

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter that it was an aftershock of Monday’s deadly earthquake

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked Mexico early Thursday, shaking buildings and killing at least one person in the country’s capital.

The quake struck just after 1 a.m., just three days after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck western and central Mexico, killing two people.

The US Geological Survey said Thursday’s earthquake, like Monday’s, was centered in western Michoacan state near the Pacific coast. The epicenter was about 29 miles (46 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers).

The state government of Michoacan said the quake was felt across the state. Damage to a building in the city of Uruapan and some landslides on the highway connecting Michoacan and Guerrero to the coast were reported.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said via Twitter shortly after Thursday’s quake that it was an aftershock of Monday’s tremor and could also be felt in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said via Twitter that a woman died in a central neighborhood after falling down the stairs of her home. Residents crowded the streets as earthquake alarms sounded.

The earthquake shook an already nervous country. Monday’s more powerful quake was the third major earthquake on September 19 – 1985, 2017 and now 2022. The September 19, 2017 and 2022 quakes came very shortly after the annual earthquake drill, which is held every September 19 to commemorate the devastating In 1985 there was an earthquake that killed about 9,500 people.

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Laura Coffey

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