AGUILILLA, Mexico — Two people have died after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico’s Michoacan state early Thursday, officials said.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake, which occurred at 1:16 a.m. CDT, was centered about 30.9 miles south-southwest of Aguililla at a depth of 15 miles.
#UPDATE A strong earthquake has jolted Mexico, sending people rushing out into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night, days after a powerful tremor left at least two people deadhttps://t.co/VPxLqO8xk5 pic.twitter.com/p53LsE1OVD— AFP News Agency (@AFP) September 22, 2022
Here are the latest updates:
Update 5:09 a.m. EDT Sept. 22: A second person has died after Thursday’s earthquake, officials said overnight.
Shortly before 4 a.m. EDT, Mexico City’s Secretariat of Citizen Security tweeted that a man died from a heart attack in Coyoacan.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum took to social media to offer condolences to the victims’ families.
“Two people died after the earthquake in Mexico,” she tweeted in Spanish. “From the government of Mexico City, we support the families and extend our solidarity.”
Meanwhile, the Michoacan government said a building was damaged in Uruapan and landslides occurred on a highway, according to The Associated Press.
Update 3:45 a.m. EDT Sept. 22: Sheinbaum tweeted shortly before 3:30 a.m. EDT that a woman in the Doctores neighborhood died after falling down the stairs of her home and hitting her head, according to the AP.
Strong nighttime earthquake jolts sleeping Mexicans, at least one death reported https://t.co/T8wPzk7mWV pic.twitter.com/opFIP6zPKm— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) September 22, 2022
Original report: No further information about possible damage or injuries was immediately available. No tsunami warnings, advisories, watches or threats have been issued by the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, according to its website.
Thursday’s quake came just days after a deadly 7.6 magnitude temblor struck near the border of Mexico’s Michoacan and Colima states Monday, killing at least two people, the AP reported.
– The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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