Earthquake Shakes Mexico on Anniversary of Fatal Tremors

Government officials stated on social networks that no damage had been reported in the first minutes following the earthquake

Mexico City.
September 19, 2022 | 02:02 PM

Bloomberg Línea — An earthquake shook Mexico on Monday, the same day that fatal quakes occurred in 1985 and 2017, panicking residents in various parts of the country who were practicing earthquake drills held each September 19 or carrying out events in memory of the victims of the previous quakes.

According to the National Seismological Service, the preliminary report indicates that Monday’s earthquake was magnitude 7.4 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter close to off the coast of Tecomán in the western state of Colima.

Government officials said on social networks that no damage have been reported so far.

*This story was corrected to name the town close to the epicenter, in the second paragraph.

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