Mexico City, September 22 (EFE).- A magnitude 6.9 earthquake activated the seismic alert in central Mexico this Thursday in response to the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that shook the country September 19.

The earthquake occurred at 01:16 a.m. (06:16 GMT) with an epicenter 81 kilometers south of Coalcomán, Michoacán, where it also occurred last Monday, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN), which had first recorded a magnitude of 6.5 and then adjusted to 6.9.

“We had an aftershock of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake with an epicenter in Coalcomán. This was felt in Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City. So far, no damage has been reported,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote on his social media.

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People remain on the streets after an earthquake was recorded early Thursday in Mexico City. EFE/ Sashenka Gutierrez

Seismic alert due to tremor

In Mexico City, the seismic alert was activated and hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets to protect themselves from the tremor.

The phenomenon comes after the earthquake that shook Mexico on Monday, less than an hour after the national exercise that takes place every September 19 to commemorate the earthquakes of 1985 and 2017, which occurred on the same date and are considered as most destructive in history. recent.

Since Monday’s last earthquake, which killed two people and injured 10 in western Mexico, there have been more than 1,000 aftershocks, and Thursday’s is believed to have been the largest.

The Mexico City government has activated monitoring protocols, but has so far ruled out damage.

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People stay on the streets after recording an earthquake in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE/ Sashenka Gutierrez

“Omar García Harfuch (Security Secretary of the Capital) informs me that the condors (drones) flying over the city have so far no trace of damage in the city. I continue to report,” Mexico City Prime Minister Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter.

More official information is expected during President López Obrador’s morning press conference at 7:00 a.m. local time (12:00 GMT).

The September earthquakes caused a stir in Mexico, where the earthquake of September 19, 1985 killed around 20,000 people and that of 2017 around 370.

Web editor: Nuria Santesteban

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