Strong earthquake shakes Mexico
The Korea Times Co.
MEXICO CITY (AFP) — A strong earthquake jolted Mexico on Thursday, leaving one person dead as people rushed out into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night, days after another powerful tremor. A woman died in Mexico City after falling down some stairs and hitting her head when the quake triggered early warning alarms, authorities said. The epicenter of the 6.9-magnitude quake was near the Pacific coast, 84 kilometers (52 miles) south of Coalcoman in the western state of Michoacan, the national seismological agency reported. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the magnitude at 6.8. Michoacan had been hit by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake on Monday that left two people dead, damaged several thousand buildings and sparked panic more than 400 kilometers away in Mexico City.