Deadly magnitude 7.6 earthquake shakes Mexico

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake shakes Mexico.

On Tuesday, September 19th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck off the coast of Mexico. The quake was so powerful that it generated a tsunami headed toward the coast. The tsunami caused extensive damage in Mexico and surrounding areas.

The magnitude 7.6 earthquake that hit Mexico on September 8th was the deadliest to hit the country since 1985. The death toll is currently at 230 people, with another 2,000 people injured. In the state of Oaxaca, 45 people were killed, and the town of Juchitán was heavily damaged, with 100% of the buildings damaged or destroyed. In the state of Puebla, 50 people were killed, and in Morelos, 20 people were killed.

The magnitude 7.6 earthquake that hit Mexico on September 8th was one of the most deadly earthquakes in recent history. It was felt as far away as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The capital Mexico City was shaken, but luckily the buildings were built to withstand a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. The death toll is still unclear, but the numbers are expected to rise. The earthquake has caused the death of thousands of people, with many still trapped under rubble.

Authorities reported that one person was killed when struck by the front of a department store in the Colima state port of Manzanillo, and the other victim was discovered dead at a mall. Social media video showed the mall’s roof collapsing into a gym’s top floor as people screamed for assistance. Buildings in the nation’s capital, Mexico City, were damaged by the earthquake, which struck shortly after 1:00 p.m. local time. Power was also lost, and residents were forced to flee.
In the western state of Michoacan, which is located close to the epicenter and is in a sparsely populated area of Mexico, authorities reported damage to several hospitals.

According to the administration, glass that fell on someone at one of the hospitals caused an injury. The US Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the quake’s epicenter on Mexico’s west coast, close to Michoacan’s border with the state of Colima.

It said it was relatively shallow, at only 15 kilometers deep, which would have amplified its impact. The earthquake’s epicenter was identified by the US Geological Survey (USGS) to be near Michoacan’s border with the state of Colima on Mexico’s west coast. Only 15 kilometers deep, it was relatively shallow, which would have enhanced its impact, it claimed.

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