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7.6 Magnitude in Mexico on anniversary of 2 deadly quakes

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    Mexico earthquake sends people hurrying into streets on anniversary of 2 deadly quakes
    7.6-magnitude quake came less than an hour after nationwide earthquake simulation
    Thomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 19, 2022 2:55 PM ET | Last Updated: 33 minutes ago

    A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.

    There were at least some early reports of damage to buildings from the quake, which hit at 1:05 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5.

    It said the quake was centred 37 kilometres southeast of Aquila near the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 15.1 kilometres.

    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said via Twitter that the secretary of the navy told him one person was killed in the port city of Manzanillo, Colima, when a wall at a mall collapsed.

    In Coalcoman, Michoacan, near the quake's epicentre, buildings were damaged, but there were not immediate reports of injuries.

    "It started slowly and then was really strong and continued and continued until it started to relent," said 16-year-old Carla Cardenas, a resident of Coalcoman. Cardenas ran out of her family's hotel and waited with neighbours...