A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, the anniversary of the first two devastating earthquakes. The alarm sounded as soon as the earthquake struck the nation's capital. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at around 1.05 pm local time. However, there is no immediate news of any major damage from this.
According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was 37 kilometers (23 mi) southeast of Aquila, near the border of the states of Colima and Michoacan, at a depth of 15.1 kilometers (9.4 mi). The magnitude of the earthquake was initially reported as 7.5.
Michoacan's Department of Public Safety said there were no immediate reports of significant damage in the country other than some cracks in buildings in the city of Colcomán. Mexico's National Civil Protection Agency said the Navy's Tsunami Center had not issued an alert because no change in sea level was expected due to the location of the quake's epicenter. Although this contradicted the US Tsunami Warning Center's alert, the US Tsunami Warning Center said dangerous tsunami waves could occur along coasts within 186 miles (300 km) of the quake's epicenter.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum also tweeted that no damage was reported in the capital. Dozens of workers waited outside the city's environmental ombudsman's office, who were seen shaking during the quake. Parts of the city were without electricity during the quake, including at traffic stoplights. Due to which traffic was disrupted in some parts of the capital.