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A 5.8-point earthquake shook central Mexico

A 5.8-point earthquake shook central Mexico

A earthquake of 5.8 degrees hit central Mexico this Thursday, including the capital, according to the country’s seismological service. Tall buildings were the most affected and alarms were activated to alert the population.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which triggered prevention alerts in other nearby points, was in the community of Chiautla de Tapiain the state of Puebla.

Earthquake in Mexico: what the authorities said

As reported by the Head of Government of the capital, Martí Batres, on his X account (formerly Twitter), “no damage has been reported in Mexico City.”

The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obradorquickly contacted authorities of Civil protection to know potential damages. “Apparently the tremor was not that strong. In any case, we will provide more information soon,” the president said in a video on X.

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For his part, the governor of Puebla, Sergio Solomonwhere the epicenter was, reported that the earthquake was felt in several locations but no one was reported affected at the moment.

Mexico, an epicenter of tremors

Mexico is located between five tectonic plates whose movements make the country one of the records the highest seismic activity in the worldparticularly on the Pacific coast, from the border with Guatemala to the state of Jalisco (west).

On September 19, 1985, an 8.1 earthquake with its epicenter on the Pacific coast, between the states of Guerrero and Michoacánshook much of the center and south of the country and devastated much of Mexico City.

Also on September 19, but 2017, an earthquake of 7.1 left 369 dead, most of them in Mexico City.

On the same day, in 2022, the center of the country was shaken by another earthquake, a couple of hours after millions of Mexicans They had participated in a civil protection drill.

Source: Ambito

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