Alarm activated – magnitude 6 earthquake strikes Mexico City


Mexico was hit by an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale. Sunday morning (local time) the alarm has been raised in Mexico City. Many residents left their homes because of this.

There were initially no reports of damage, the capital’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, wrote on Twitter. Mexico’s seismological authority had previously reported a magnitude 6.0 earthquake nearly 500 kilometers south of Mexico City, specifically just outside the town of Tecpan near the Pacific coast.

Geologically most active zone on Earth
Mexico is located on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the most geologically active zone on Earth. This is where different tectonic plates meet. About 90 percent of all earthquakes occur in the area that extends from the west coast of South America through the west coast of the US, Russia and Japan to Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

Mexico City repeatedly experiences strong earthquakes, most recently in September with a magnitude of 7.7. Two people were killed as a result. Mexico City has about nine million inhabitants, more than 130 million people live in the entire country.

Source: Krone


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