Mexico Earthquake Updates 2022
After the deadly quakes of 1985 and 1989, Mexico is planning another earthquake drill on the anniversary of both of them. Tsunami warnings have also been changed. Here are some updates: Mexico's President said one person died in the port city of Manzanillo. Another town, Coalcoman, Michoacan, has buildings damaged, but there are no reports of injuries. In the capital, Mexico City, the mayor tweeted that the city's power grid was down.
Mexico earthquake drill marks anniversary of two deadly quakes
A drill for earthquake preparedness is under way in Mexico ahead of two deadly quakes that struck the country. On Sept. 7, a magnitude 7.1 quake struck central Mexico, killing 225 people. As the anniversary approaches, Mexicans are conducting earthquake drills, and President Enrique Pena Nieto has declared three days of national mourning.
The quake struck Mexico City and other parts of the country on the same date 32 years ago, and residents of the capital were unable to make sense of the twin disasters. The earthquake struck two hours after a city-wide earthquake drill, leaving residents stunned and confused. This quake was the second major tremor to strike Mexico City in less than two weeks. The quake killed more than 230 people in the capital, but caused the death toll to climb to more than 5,000. Mexico's annual earthquake drill is held every year on Sept. 19, and more than 7 million people participate.
There were 800 aftershocks in 24 hours after the Mexico earthquake, according to the Mexican Seismological Service. One of the strongest of these activated a seismic alarm in the capital of Mexico City. The aftershocks are expected to continue for days and even weeks.
While the aftershocks will be lower in magnitude than the main event, they will still be felt locally in the epicentral zone. This includes the Michoacan and Colima coasts, as well as the city of Cihuatlan, Jalisco.
A major earthquake struck Mexico on January 22, causing damage in the state of Michoacan and the neighboring state of Colima. The quake struck a depth of 15.1 kilometres (9 miles) and was centered 37 kilometres southeast of Aquila, Mexico. The earthquake caused minor damage, but there were reports of major damages in several cities. In Manzanillo, a wall fell in a shopping mall. Other buildings in the city of Coalcoman were damaged.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 4.5 km east of San Juan Raboso and about 55 km south of Puebla. The earthquake was felt in Mexico City. No one was killed. However, one person was injured while at a hospital due to broken glass.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the western Mexican state of Michoacan on Monday, killing at least two people. The earthquake's epicentre was close to the Pacific coast, about 400 km west of Mexico City and 59 km south of Coalcoman, Michoacan. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters that the country was lucky the death toll was not higher.
The city of Tuxtla Hidalgo was also damaged by the quake, and the city of Uruapan was temporarily without power. The government also said landslides occurred on a highway. One death was confirmed in the town of Doctores, which was reported on Twitter by the state's government. The woman apparently fell down the stairs and hit her head. While Mexico has had several earthquakes in the past few decades, none has triggered a tsunami.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Saturday evening. The epicenter was 55 km south of Puebla. The city, and the region surrounding it, was evacuated. According to reports, the earthquake damaged many buildings, and one woman was killed after falling down the stairs. A few others were injured but survived.
The USGS has estimated the depth of the quake at 21 kilometers. Its epicenter was near the border between Michoacan and Colima states. The Public Security Department of Michoacan said no major damage was reported, but the city of Michoacan's capital, Mexico City, has reported no damage. The quake occurred on the same day as two other major quakes in Mexico in the last thirty years, and came a few hours after the country had conducted an earthquake simulation.