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Mexico activates seismic alert for a magnitude 6.9 tremor

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A magnitude 6.9 tremor has activated this Thursday the seismic alert in the central mexico as a possible aftershock magnitude 7.7 earthquake that shook the country on September 19. The earthquake occurred at 1:16 a.m. (8:16 a.m. in Spanish peninsular time) with an epicenter 81 kilometers south of Coalcoman, Michoacan, where last Monday’s was also recorded, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN), which had first registered a magnitude of 6.5 and then adjusted to 6.9.

In Mexico City, the seismic alert has been activated, for which hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protect yourself from tremor. The phenomenon occurs after the earthquake that shook Mexico on Monday less than an hour after the national drill which takes place every September 19 to commemorate the earthquakes of 1985 and 2017, occurred on this same date and considered the most destructive in recent history.

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Since the last earthquake on Monday, which left two dead and 10 wounded in western Mexico, there has been more than 1,000 replicas, and it is estimated that this Thursday was the largest.

Activated protocols

The Government of Mexico City has activated surveillance protocols, but has ruled out damage so far.

“Omar García Harfuch informs me [secretario de Seguridad de la capital] than the condors [drones] that fly over Mexico City have no record of damage in the City, so far. I keep reporting,” said the head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, on Twitter.

More official information is expected at the president’s morning press conference, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at 7:00 local time, 2:00 p.m. in Spain.

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The earthquakes in September have caused a stir in Mexico, where the tremor of September 19, 1985 left an estimated balance of 20,000 dead and the one of 2017 about 370.

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