Major Earthquake Shook Mexico after Two Major Tremors, Trigger A Tsunami Warning!

On the anniversary of two major tremors in 1985 and 2017, as per seismologists, Mexico was struck again. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast yesterday on 19 September setting off a seismic alarm in the upset capital. Co-incidentally it was the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.

However, Michoacan’s Public Security Department claimed no immediate reports of significant damage from the quake. It has been reported that hit at 1:05 pm local time on 19 September, according to the US Geologic Survey, which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5.

The earthquake was centered 37 km (23 miles) southeast of Aquila near the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 15.1 km (9.4 miles).

No substantial damage was seen in that state beyond some cracks in buildings in the town of Coalcoman.

Mexico’s National Civil Defence agency said that the navy’s tsunami center had not issued an alert as the epicenter’s location. No variation in sea levels was expected. This spooky shake triggers chances for the tsunami to come, which contradicted an alert from the US Tsunami Warning Centre. It said dangerous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 186 miles (300 km) from the epicenter of this earthquake.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum also tweeted of no reports of damage in the capital.

The quake’s magnitude was initially reported by the US Geological Survey (USGS) as 7.6. Mexico’s national seismological agency later revised the magnitude to 7.7 in a media discussion on Monday.