Earthquake Mexico: Tremor shakes Mexico City on quake anniversary
Mexico’s western coast has been rocked by an earthquake on the same day the country marked the anniversaries of two quakes that had killed thousands.
The 7.6 magnitude quake hit the coastal states of Michoacan and Colima shortly after 13:00 local time.
It’s been confirmed that one person, so far, has been killed.
But on Monday night, US officials issued a tsunami warning for parts of Mexico’s western coastline.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that waves reaching up to 3m above the tide level could hit coastal areas overnight.
A mandatory evacuation order was issued in Mexico City after the quake, but the Mayor has said so far there had been no reports of damage.
Earlier, there had been a flag-raising ceremony to mark the victims of the two previous deadly quakes.
In 1985, tremors with a magnitude of 8.0 hit the capital, Mexico City and killed thousands, destroyed hundreds of buildings and caused up to £4bn worth of damage.
In 2017, some 370 people were killed in the city of Puebla in central Mexico and more than 40 buildings collapsed.