A massive earthquake has shaken the central Pacific coast of Mexico. The US agency USGS gave the strength at 7.6 and the Mexican Seismological Institute at 7.4. The center of the earthquake was therefore southeast of the city of Aquila in the state of Michoacán on the Mexican Pacific coast.
An earthquake alarm was triggered in Mexico City - shortly after a civil protection exercise had taken place there and nationwide in the afternoon on the anniversary of the severe earthquake of 2017, as the Mexican newspaper "El Universal" reported.
September 19 is a sad date in Mexico. On this day 37 years ago, an earthquake struck Mexico City, killing thousands of people. On September 19, 2017, the ground shook again in Mexico - 369 people died, 228 of them in Mexico City.