A strong earthquake hit Mexico on Thursday, killing two people as residents rushed into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night after another powerful tremor.
A woman died after hitting her head after falling down a flight of stairs in Mexico City when an earthquake triggered an early warning system, officials said, while a second victim suffered a heart attack.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the magnitude at 6.8.
The earthquake killed two people in western Mexico, damaged thousands of buildings and caused panic in Mexico City more than 400 kilometers away.
When the alarm went off, many people rushed to flee their homes, some still in their pajamas and with their pet dogs.
“We’ve felt damage in Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City in Michoacán (and other states). So far there have been no reports of damage,” he added.
“So far, no damage to the city after the earthquake,” she tweeted.
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The timing was just a coincidence, the National Seismological Service said.
On September 19, 1985, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck, killing over 10,000 people and destroying hundreds of buildings.
A man was killed by falling debris at a shopping center in Manzanillo, West Colima, during Monday’s earthquake.
Mexico is located in the world’s most seismically and volcanically active zone, known as the Ring of Fire, where the Pacific Plate meets the surrounding tectonic plates.
The capital has an early warning warning system using seismic monitors intended to give residents enough time to evacuate their buildings when an earthquake hits the seismic zone near the Pacific coast.
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