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Mexico: Two dead from the powerful earthquake of 6.9 Richter that “shaken” the capital

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Many were the ones who took to the streets in their pajamas when they heard the earthquake alarm. The epicenter of today’s earthquake was again located in the western part of Mexico

Two people died in Mexico City from strong earthquake that occurred in the early hours of the morning in the state of Michoacán, in the western part of the country, and was felt as the capital of the country, three days after another earthquake that had also caused the death of two people.

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An earthquake of this magnitude 6.9 points, which occurred shortly before 1:20 local time (09:20 Greek time), was the strongest aftershock of the one that occurred on Monday, according to the National Seismological Service. The epicenter of today’s earthquake was again located in the western part of Mexico, near the Pacific coast.

In Mexico City a woman lost her life from falling “down the stairs of her house” when the earthquake alarm sounded, the capital’s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter, citing civil protection services. A man also died of a heart attack.

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Many took to the streets in their pajamas when they heard the alarm, according to AFP reporters.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the state of Michoacan, the country’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Twitter, adding that four western states were affected – Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero – as well as the capital. “No damage has been reported at this time,” he added.

Amazing coincidence

Mexico City’s mayor said helicopters were flying over the city to take stock of any damage.

The epicenter was located 84 kilometers from the city of Coalcomán, the country’s seismological agency said.

The epicenter of Monday’s 7.7-magnitude earthquake was located in Michoacán, near the Pacific coast. Two people died in the state of Colima and about 3,000 buildings were damaged, according to the seismological agency.

Monday’s earthquake occurred on the same day as two other deadly earthquakes that struck Mexico in 1985 and 2017, in an unlikely coincidence.

Monday’s tremor also shook the country’s capital 46 minutes after millions of people took part in an earthquake preparedness exercise organized annually by the civil protection service on September 19.

On September 19, 2017 a total of 369 people died in a 7.1 magnitude earthquake and entire buildings collapsed in central Mexico.

On September 19, 1985, more than 10,000 people died in an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that shook the center of the capital.

The probability of a third earthquake on September 19 this year was 0.000751%, according to scientist Jose Luis Mateos, who was cited by Mexican newspapers.

“There is no scientific evidence that tells us that September 19 is a special day to cause an earthquake,” noted the mayor of Mexico, who is a physicist.

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