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Earthquake rattles Mexico, leaving at least 2 dead

At least two deaths have been reported after a strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck western Mexico early Thursday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned the earthquake struck at about 1:16 a.m. Central time. The epicenter was in Michoacan, about 170 miles from Mexico City. The earthquake brought about buildings to sway and some landslides within the city close to the Pacific shoreline.

Law enforcement in Mexico City mentioned after the activation of the Mexican Seismic Alert System, a girl lost her life after hitting her head when falling from the steps of her residence within the Doctores neighborhood. Alcaldía Coyoacán officers additionally realized of a person who died of a coronary heart assault locally of Educación.

The shaking was felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador shared on social media.

The earthquake comes days after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the western coast of Mexico on Monday afternoon, killing at least two different individuals. The robust earthquake was centered about 25 miles southeast of La Placita de Morelos, hitting simply after 1 p.m. Central.

A resident walks in his residence that was severely broken by an earthquake.

A group of people panic outside the Rebsamen School in Mexico City
The shaking was felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City.

A damaged building is seen in Colima after a 6.8 magnitude quake
The earthquake’s epicenter was about 170 miles from Mexico City.

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Cracked partitions stand in a house broken by an earthquake in Huizontla.

Mexico City had deliberate an earthquake drill early Monday afternoon to mark the anniversary of two lethal earthquakes, in response to local reports. In 1985, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake killed at least 9,500 individuals, and in 2017, greater than 260 individuals died from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. 

Monday’s quake occurred lower than an hour after the drill was scheduled.

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