By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: United States Geological Survey (Information)
Cachán de Echeverría, Mexico: United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a violent magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the coastal community at around 1:05 p.m. Local Time (11:05 a.m. PT) on Monday, September 19th, 2022.
According to the United States Geological Survey, earthquake shake intensity was measured as “IX” which means “Violent” or heavy shaking near the epicenter well earthquake shake intensity was measured as “VIII” were reported further away from the epicenter which means “Severe” or moderate to heavy shaking that occured.
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There are reports that part of a shopping centre has collapsed as well as water flowing into land in Manzanillo; landslide and large boulders fell along a highway in Colima blocking vehicles; cracks on some buildings in Puerto Vallarta Jalisco; and cracks in some buildings in Mexico City.
Mexico’s National Civil Defense agency said that based on historic data of tsunamis in Mexico, variations of as much as 32 inches were possible in coastal water levels near the epicenter.
At this moment, the earthquake has killed 2 people in Colima from a partial collapse of buildings; injured at least 10 people, including 9 people in Colima and a person in Michoacan; and reportedly hundreds of buildings are damaged near the epicenter.
According to the United States Tsunami Warning Center, hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 186 miles of the epicenter.
The magnitude 7.6 earthquake today occured an hour after the people of Mexico held their nationwide earthquake safety drill to mark the anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake of Sept 19, 2017 and the magnitude 8.0 earthquake of Sept 19, 1985.
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