Powerful earthquake kills at least one in Mexico

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A powerful earthquake ;isme kills at least one person in Mexico

The earthquake caused concern among residents of Mexico City, who had just completed a drill related to a possible earthquake.

A strong earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico on Monday and was felt as far away as the country's capital. The disaster killed at least one person.

In a video statement, President Manuel Lopez Obrador said one person died in the port city of Manzanillo (west), after a wall collapsed in a business.

An earlier message from the president reports property damage near the epicenter.

This one was recorded in the west coast state of Michoacan, several hundred miles from Mexico City.

L' United States Seismological Institute (USGS) reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6, while the Mexican Seismological Institute established the magnitude at 7.4.

The tremors have rocks the buildings of the Mexico City capital, where people have flocked to the streets to flee the threat.

This earthquake comes on the same day as the two devastating earthquakes that rocked the country in 1985 and 2017.

So far no damage has been reported, a declared on the same social network the mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum.

Some areas of the capital, 400 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake, were plunged into darkness .

People quickly poured into the streets of Mexico City as the tremors hit.

In Mexico City, residents again took to the streets when the alarm sounded, barely half an hour after an anti-seismic drill.

We didn't think that was true! But if. It's impressive that today, once again, the earth is shaking so strongly, Karina Suarez, 37, told AFP in the center of the capital.

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A tsunami warning has been issued in western Mexico, particularly on the coasts of the states of Michoacan and Colima. The waves caused by the earthquake could reach a height of one to three meters in some places. Other Pacific Rim countries are expected to be only slightly affected.

With information from Agence France-Presse, and Reuters

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