The earthquake coincided with the birthday of a major earthquake in Mexico.
Mexico's seismic agency announced that an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred at 13:00 (local time) ) on September 19, 59 kilometers away from the Coalcoman area, in the state of Michoacan and centered at a depth of 15 kilometers .
The earthquake shook the capital of Mexico. The earthquake warning system has been activated. People in the capital of Mexico fled their homes. At least 1 person died.
The earthquake occurred shortly after several localities in Mexico conducted earthquake drills to commemorate the victims of the historic earthquakes of September 19, 1985 and 2017.
Mexico is located in one of the most volcanic and seismic zones in the world, called the Ring of Fire, where the Pacific plate meets the surrounding tectonic plates.
On September 19, 1985, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City, killing more than 10,000 people. people and destroyed hundreds of buildings.
On the anniversary of that earthquake in 2017, the 7.1 earthquake killed about 370 people, mostly in the capital.
Mexico City was built on a natural basin filled with the silt of a former lake, making it particularly earthquake resistant.
The capital, along with the surrounding urban areas with a population of over 20 million people, has an early warning system that uses tracking devices. Earthquake conditions to give residents enough time to evacuate the building.