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Earthquake leaves one dead in Mexico (+ videos)

Civil defense teams are deployed to respond to incidents.

One person died Monday after a fence collapsed at a shopping center in the port of Manzanillo after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico.

“In Manzanillo, a person lost his life when a fence fell,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in a telephone conversation with the Secretary of the National Navy, Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán.

Manzanillo is located about 220 kilometers from the municipality of Colcomán in Michoacán state, the epicenter of the earthquake, which was recorded at 1:05 pm local time (18:05 GMT).

Colima’s governor, Indira Vizcano, announced that civil defense protocols had been implemented, including an assessment of possible material damage. “Classes at all levels have been suspended today for the Monday evening shift,” he announced.

The earthquake was felt in Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Colima and Mexico City.

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After a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Latin American country, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Mexico’s Colima state on Monday. It was “too high” because there were many smaller ones.

According to Mexico’s National Seismic Service, the telluric movement occurred 57 kilometers south of the town of Tecomán and at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Meanwhile, the Navy Secretary’s Tsunami Warning Center updated its information and announced that unusual variations in sea level of 82 centimeters above tide level are expected in the epicenter region.

The earthquake, detected in the state of Michoacán, was the third largest earthquake in Mexico’s recent history on September 19, after the 8.1-magnitude earthquakes that struck on the same date in 1985. 2017, 7.1.

Damage

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The roof of a gymnasium located in the Plaza Marina in the city of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, collapsed after Monday’s strong earthquake.

Initially, the Mexican National Seismic Service put the magnitude of the telluric movement at 7.4. Later, the Mexican government put the number at 7.7, while the US Geological Survey (USGS, its acronym in English) estimated the earthquake’s magnitude at 7.6.

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