By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: United States Geological Survey (Information)
Hizote, Mexico: A severe magnitude 6.8 afternoon earthquake has struck at 1:16 a.m. Local Time on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 (11:16 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022).
The United States Geological Survey has confirmed the early morning earthquake was a “VIII” for severe shaking.
Map of the area show the earthquake near Hizote, Mexico, about 29 miles south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, was registered at a depth of 20.7km, slightly deeper than Monday’s earthquake.
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The early morning earthquake was an aftershock to the violent magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck near the coastal community of Cachán de Echeverría, Mexico at around 1:05 p.m. Local Time (11:05 a.m. PT) on Monday, September 19th, 2022.
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Flashes of lights from transformers flashed during the early morning earthquake.
Michoacan’s state government said the quake was felt throughout the state, and reports damage to a building in the city of Uruapan and some landslides on highways in the area.
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People in Mexico City are seen out in the streets following being alerted about the early morning earthquake.
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has confirmed that 2 people were killed in Mexico City from the early morning earthquake.
According to Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, a woman was killed after falling down the stairs of her home and a man was killed after he had a heart attack.
There are also reports from officials in Mexico City have confirmed that a woman was killed during the early morning earthquake after falling at her home in the Colonia Doctores neighborhood.
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the earthquake was an aftershock from Monday’s earthquake, and was also felt in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero.
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also said there were no immediate reports of damage.
According to the United States Tsunami Warning System, no tsunami warning was issued after this latest earthquake.
More information is still coming into ZachNews.
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed during the early morning earthquake.