One person was killed in an earthquake that struck Mexico’s Pacific coast near the town of Aquila.
The USGS reported that the quake struck at 2:05 p.m. EDT Monday (1:05 p.m. local time) about 23 miles southeast of Aquila at a depth of about 9 miles.
U.S. Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami was possible locally along some coastlines within 200 miles of the epicenter, but the West Coast was not at risk.
The earthquake knocked out power in some areas of Mexico City, 400 miles from the epicenter.
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As Monday marked the anniversary of three major earthquakes that struck Mexico between 1985 and 2017, Mexico had just completed a nationwide earthquake drill, according to the Associated Press.
This quake comes just one day after an earthquake devastated parts of southern Thailand; A typhoon is threatening vast amounts of Japan, and a hurricane is pounding Puerto Rico.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Powerful quake strikes Mexico on anniversary of devastating temblors Reuters Canada
- Large Earthquake Shakes Mexican Coastline; Tsunami Not Expected In U.S. The Weather Channel
- Seismologist Lucy Jones talks about 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off coast of Mexico l ABC7 ABC7
- Tsunami warning follows major quake in Mexico CNN
- Mexico Earthquake: 7.5 Magnitude Hits Southwest, Buildings Sway in Mexico City Bloomberg