7.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico

The earthquake occurred on the anniversary of the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes that left numerous people dead..

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.

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.

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.

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.