Huge earthquake shakes Mexico City


Mexico City: In memory of two horrific earthquakes, a powerful earthquake shook buildings in western Mexico, cut off electricity, and forced Mexico City residents to flee into the streets for safety.

The 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast on the border of the states of Michoacan and Colima at a depth of about 15 kilometers just after 1 p.m. (1800 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no initial reports of damage in the nation’s capital, according to Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, following the earthquakes that hit Mexico on the same day as the devastating earthquakes that struck the nation in 1985 and 2017.

“It’s that date, there’s something about the 19th,” said Ernesto Lanzeta, a business owner in the city’s Cuauhtemoc neighborhood. “The nineteenth is a day to be feared.”

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