Carolina Gonzalez

(Bloomberg) — A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southwestern Mexico Monday, causing buildings to sway in the capital Mexico City and prompting evacuations.

The tremor was southeast of La Placita de Morelos, in Michoacan state, west of Mexico City, according to United States Geological Survey. 

The earthquake was felt at 1:05 p.m. in the capital and Mexico City mayor Claudia Shienbaum said no initial damage was reported. 

Buildings in the downtown area of the capital were evacuated. The shaking occurred only about an hour after the city held its annual earthquake drill to commemorate big quakes registered in 1985 and 2017.

 

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Source:: The Mercury News

      

Southwest Mexico Struck by 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Buildings Sway in Capital

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