A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Monday, precisely on the anniversary of the earthquakes that occurred on September 19, 1985 and 2017, which were considered the two most destructive in the Aztec country's recent history.
- InfoEmergencies (@InfoEmerg) September 19, 2022
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the earthquake caused one person to die due a wall collapsing inside a shopping mall in Manzanillo, in the city of Colima.
I was informed by Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Secretary of the Navy, that one person died when a wall fell from a shopping mall in Manzanillo, Colima. pic.twitter.com/CmOsWjei0j
- Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) September 19, 2022
Epicenter of the earthquake
The earthquake occurred on Monday at 13:05 local time, with the epicenter located 63 kilometers south of Coalcoman in the western state of Michoacan.
Several buildings were evacuated to assess the damage. The governor of the state of Michoacan, Alfredo Ramirez Bedolla, confirmed that there was only material damage in Coalcoman.
We were in contact with Indira Vizcaino(@indira_vizcaino), governor of Colima, to maintain full coordination in the face of this afternoon's earthquake. At the moment, no human losses have been reported in Michoacán, only material damage. #HonestyAndWork pic.twitter.com/kX9ul6T6rC
- Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla (@ARBedolla) September 19, 2022
The U.S. Tsunami Warning System warned of a tsunami risk off the coast of Michoacán, with waves of 1-3 meters above sea level.