Thursday, September 23, 2021

Strong earthquake struck Mexico City

Mexico City Due to the strong earthquake in Mexico City this Tuesday night, people had to get out of their homes.

So far, officials have not reported any injured people.

The United States Geological Survey adjusted the magnitude of the earthquake downward. Initially, he reported that it was 7.4, but shortly afterwards he stated that it was magnitude 7 and that its center was at Los Organos de San Agustin in the southern state of Guerrero.

The Mexican Seismological Service indicated an initial magnitude of 6.9.

Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Schenbaum, reported in a tweet that officers were flying over the capital, but there were no reports of damage, while the local secretary of public safety, Omar Garcia HarfuchuHe told in the same social network that there was no electricity in some localities.

“I ask everyone for peace of mind, we are all looking for and we will continue to report”, The mayor pointed.

Tuesday’s quake comes nearly a week and a half after the country remembered the anniversary of two earthquakes, which caused many deaths and damages and were etched in residents’ minds.

On September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least half a thousand people, while on the same day in 1985, an 8.1 earthquake killed nearly 10,000 people and devastated many areas of Mexico City.

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Mexico has rebuilt less than half of the homes damaged or destroyed by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on 19 September and the 8.1 magnitude earthquake on 7 September 2017. The 1985 earthquake also occurred on 19 September.

Mexico on Thursday remembered the anniversary of the 2017 earthquakes that killed at least half a thousand people, and the devastating 1985 earthquake that killed 9,500.

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He led a ceremony in the Zocalo Square in the center of Mexico City, where a commemorative flag was flown at half-mast in memory of the victims.


Strong earthquake struck Mexico City
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