So far no serious damage has been reported, but there are “many places” where electricity has been left without power, according to the head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 was registered this Tuesday in Mexico 11 kilometers southwest of Acapulco, Guerrero state, according to the country’s National Seismological Service.
For its part, the US Geological Survey (USGS) calculated the magnitude at 7.0 and located the earthquake 20 kilometers southwest of Acapulco de Juárez. The focus of the telluric movement has been located about 20 kilometers deep. A tsunami warning has not been issued.
The earthquake was felt in Mexico City, as well as in Oaxaca, Michoacán, Puebla, Querétaro and Veracruz . The emergency and review protocols have been activated.
So far there have been 73 aftershocks of this day’s earthquake , the most powerful of magnitude 5.2.
The head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that so far no serious damage has been reported, but there are “many places” where they have run out of electricity.
“We are communicating with the Federal Electricity Commission to inform them how long this situation will last. I ask everyone to reassure them,” Sheinbaum added.
In comments to Milenio Televisión, the governor of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo, confirmed at least one death from the earthquake in the municipality of Coyuca de Benítez, about 25 kilometers northwest of Acapulco. The senior official specified that the person died from falling from a pole.
🔴 En altura: así fue el terremoto registrado en Ciudad de México. Sismológico Nacional actualizó magnitud a 7.1 pic.twitter.com/z02vjElcnc— Alerta News (@AlertaNews) September 8, 2021
This Tuesday takes place just four years after the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that shook southern Mexico on September 7, 2017. On that day, an earthquake generated in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, 133 kilometers southwest of Pijijiapan ( Chiapas), left 99 dead and hundreds injured, and became the strongest in almost a hundred years in the country.
Así registraron en departamento de Acapulco el sismo de esta noche. pic.twitter.com/LiCboxL9Bk— Carlos Loret de Mola (@CarlosLoret) September 8, 2021