• Events An earthquake shakes central Mexico on the anniversary of the 2017 catastrophe

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude


has been registered in the early hours of this Thursday in Mexico.

There is at least one dead, according to authorities.

This is

the strongest aftershock

of the 7.7 tremor recorded last Monday, which left two dead and more than 3,000 buildings damaged, according to the National Seismological Service.

So far there have been 1,229 aftershocks of that event.

The earthquake has surprised the inhabitants of Mexico City when they were already asleep.

Many of them ran away when they heard the seismic alert in pajamas and some carrying their dogs on their backs, which did not stop barking.

The authorities of the capital have reported that a woman died after hitting her head when she fell from the stairs of her home, after hearing the seismic alert.

With a


, this alarm travels faster than seismic waves and warns of a major earthquake, on average, a minute before it occurs, allowing you to evacuate homes or find a safe area.

The epicenter was located

84 km from Coalcomán,

in the state of Michoacán (west).

At first, the Seismological Service has estimated a magnitude of 6.5, but later they have increased the magnitude to 6.9.

President López Obrador has said that the earthquake has been felt in Mexico City and in the states of Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco and Guerrero, all with a Pacific coast.

"So far there is no report of damage," says the president in a video recorded in his office while speaking with the mayor of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, and broadcast on Twitter.

The earthquake has been felt strongly in several areas of Mexico City and its metropolitan area, located about 400 km from the epicenter and where some 22 million people live.

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