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A new earthquake shakes Mexico: At least two deaths in the capital

sismo-mexicoAn earthquake of magnitude 6.9 was recorded early this Thursday, with an epicenter once again in the municipality of Coalcomán, Michoacán, which was perceived in some areas of Mexico City and activated the seismic alert. The authorities reported that two people died in the capital of the Republic.

The movement was recorded at 01:16 a.m. 84 kilometers from Coalcomán, where just last Monday, September 19, an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 was recorded, causing landslides mainly in Michoacán and Colima.

According to the first reports, one of the most affected towns was Uruapan, where the facilities of a BBVA branch in the center of that town in the Purépecha region of Michoacán were seriously damaged.

Civil Protection of Michoacán activated its surveillance and attention protocol this morning in the 113 municipalities of Michoacán, in which the telluric movement was felt.

Governor Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla called on the inhabitants of the entity to remain calm and reported that his administration is already in communication with the municipalities of Coalcomán and Coahuayana, to deal with possible damage.

Soldiers from the Mexican Army and agents from the Civil Guard (State Police) joined the inspection tours.

Initially, the National Seismological had said that the magnitude had been 6.5, a figure that was later adjusted.

In a first report, at 2 in the morning, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pointed out that the earthquake with an intensity of 6.9 was felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City, where, until now, no reported damage, and “we will continue to monitor” the information that is collected.

“The earthquake again at around 1:20 in the morning, an aftershock reported to us at 6.5, Claudia’s information has already come out, that there is no damage in the city,” said the head of the federal Executive while receiving a call from the Chief of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, who informed him that the magnitude of the tremor was adjusted to 6.9.

Minutes later, President López Obrador reported on his social networks that he contacted the Secretary of National Defense, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, who reported no damage.

A few minutes later, López Obrador uploaded a new video, in which he updated his report.

Meanwhile, the Head of Government indicated on her social networks that the earthquake was noticeable in the country’s capital, the emergency protocols were activated and, unfortunately, two people died.

The Secretary of Citizen Security of Mexico City, Omar García Harfuch, informed Sheinbaum that “the condors that fly over the City have no record of damage in the City, so far.”

The Head of Government added that failures in the electricity service were reported and that the Federal Electricity Commission was working on its review.

Except for these failures in the electric power service, the mayor’s offices did not report damages.

The mayor of Iztapalapa, Clara Brugada, reported that after the first reviews of hospital infrastructure, public transport services, elevated Metro and Trolleybus, as well as hydraulic infrastructure, they were not affected.

“We have reports of several neighborhoods without electricity, pending the prompt restoration of service by the Federal Electricity Commission,” she said.

The mayor of Coyoacán, Giovani Gutiérrez, also reported that there were no damages in the demarcation, “only some failures in the electricity supply.”

Margarita Saldaña, from Azcapotzalco, indicated that after the earthquake the security protocols were activated and the civil protection area of ​​the mayor’s office remains alert to attend to the reports that are generated.

She indicated that the City Hall’s C4 Control, Command, Communications and Computing Center “does not report any damage at the moment.”

The mayor of Tlalpan, Alfa González, indicated that after the activation of the protocols at the moment, everything is perceived without serious effects”, while the head of Tláhuac, Berenice Hernández, reported that she toured the mayor’s office and no news was reported. Except for some neighborhoods without electricity service and like the mayor of Xochimilco, José Carlos Acosta, he asked citizens to report failures in the seismic warning system to Locatel, at 56581111, with the ID of the post and its location with street and neighborhood.

The National Coordination of Civil Protection indicated that in Michoacán, Colima, Morelos and Jalisco it was perceived with strong intensity, while in Mexico City it was moderate to strong.

Until 2:00 a.m. this Thursday, 1,229 aftershocks of the 7.7 earthquake that occurred in Michoacán last Monday have been registered, the largest of magnitude 6.9, reported the SSN.

Two deaths were reported in Mexico City
With information from the Ministry of Citizen Security, it was reported that two people lost their lives.

The first event occurred in the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office, a 57-year-old woman who was evacuating the building located on García Diego street in the Doctores neighborhood. The woman left after the sound of the seismic alert, when she went down the stairs she slipped, fell, hit her head and died as a result of the blow.


Meanwhile, a second report was in the streets of the Education neighborhood in the Coyoacán mayor’s office, a 66-year-old man dies after a heart attack.

After the earthquake, the helicopters of the Cóndores group carried out a tour over the city and so far have not reported serious incidents, likewise members of the Ministry of Citizen Security were deployed to support the citizens and review buildings for the evaluation of possible damages.

During the telluric movement, nervous crises were reported in the citizens who evacuated the buildings due to the fear caused by the earthquake, however, the activities are reactivated normally in the country’s capital.

(With information from La Jornada)

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