Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude Shakes Buildings in Mexico City, US System Says ‘Tsunami Risk’

Buildings shook in Mexico City and residents of the capital ran into the streets after an earthquake struck near the coast of western Mexico on Monday afternoon. The US Geological Survey said in an initial report that the quake was registered at 7.5 magnitude and struck off the coast of La Placita de Morelos in the state of Michoacan at a depth of 10 km.

The US Tsunami Warning System said there was risk of a tsunami near the coast Of Michoacan. The quake struck 46 km south-southeast of La Placita de Morelos in the state of Michoacan and was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the USGS said.

The quake took place on the anniversary of two major tremors in 1985 and 2017, seismologists said.

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