Two deaths reported after earthquake of magnitude 6.9 in Mexico | News


Mexican authorities reported this Thursday that at least two people lost their lives in the capital as a result of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake recorded during the early hours of this day.


Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes the Mexican state of Michoacán

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador posted on Twitter that “unfortunately two people lost their lives in Mexico City, according to the report by Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government.”

According to official sources, the deceased correspond to a man who died of a heart attack while a woman succumbed to a blow to the head after falling down the stairs of her home.

Similarly, the head of state added that no misfortune is reported “in the epicenter area in Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco” since the deceased were registered in the Education and Doctors colonies in Mexico City.

Citizens generally complied with the protocol for earthquake events by going out into the streets after activating and sounding the seismic alarm that prevents unfortunate human losses.

The most recent seismic movement is the largest aftershock of the tremor of 7.7 degrees on the Richter scale reported this Monday and which left two dead and more than 3,000 affected properties.

The National Seismological Service of Mexico reported that the epicenter of the aftershock, which was initially estimated at 6.5 and later corrected to 6.9, was located 84 kilometers from Coalcomán, in the western state of Michoacán.

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