Earthquake in Mexico causes office lights to tremble
Hector Porter Bridges
People are starting to suspect that the 19th September is cursed in Mexico after the country has suffered three deadly earthquakes on that same date in three different years, in three different decades.
On Monday, a powerful earthquake hit parts of western and central Mexico and many fled into the streets as the ground began shaking at around 1:05 pm.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was 7.6 magnitude, but Mexico’s National Seismological Service put it at a 7.7 magnitude quake.
Despite the strength of the earthquake, there was one death reported and the infrastructure held up surprisingly well with limited damage.
Officials believe the reason for the mercifully low death toll is because of where the epicentre was located. It struck a relatively sparsely populated area 250 miles southwest of Mexico City in western Michoacán state and was recorded at a depth of 9.4 miles below ground.
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