Another 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico today

Mexico A few days after the 7.7 magnitude, another 6.8 magnitude earthquake reportedly killed at least two people. “Earthquake of note, preliminary information: M 6.8 – 46 km SSW of Aguirilla, Mexico,” the US Geological Survey tweeted today.

Earlier Monday, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook Mexico’s southwestern coast on Monday, killing two people. Citing data from the U.S. Geological Survey, CNN reported that the quake struck after 1:00 p.m. ET with an epicenter near the coastline of Michoacan state.

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Strong tremors were felt in nearby Colima, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the epicenter, while mild to moderate tremors were felt in Mexico City. Additionally, some buildings have been closed by firefighters due to fears of collapse, according to media reports.

CNN reports that one person has died after a fence collapsed at a shopping center in Manzanillo, the western state of Colima. The quake struck about 37 kilometers southeast of the city of Aquila at a depth of about 15.1 kilometers, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after, according to the USGS.

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However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami threat had largely passed as the latest measurements showed a reduction in wave height. It is also known as a seismically active zone where earthquakes occur frequently. Another 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico today

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