19S: there are 21 buildings with damage in CDMX after an earthquake of magnitude 7.7

Photo: EFE
Photo: EFE

After magnitude 7.7 earthquake it happened on monday afternoon September 19, 2022 which had its epicenter in Coalcomán, Michoacán, the government of the Mexico City reported that they already add up 21 buildings with damage report.

According to what was indicated by the authorities of the country’s capital, of the total number of buildings reported, only four present medium risk. The rest are low risk.

Of the 21 damaged buildings, 19 are in the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office, one in Azcapotzalco and another in Benito Juárez.

Photo: EFE
Photo: EFE

The most damaged are in Argentina number 8 in the Centro neighborhood (Cuauhtemoc), Viceroyalty Building, Plaza de la Constitución number 2, Colonia Centro (Cuauhtemoc), Dr. Navarro number 182 in the Doctores neighborhood (Cuauhtémoc), as well as in Philippines number 178, in the Portales neighborhood in the Benito Juárez mayor’s office.

Until now, the government of Mexico City reports white balance.

However, the earthquake that shook almost half of the country on Monday left two people dead in Colimaaccording to civil protection reports.

The first victim died after a fence from a department store in Manzanillo fell on him. The second was presented in a gym located in Plaza Punto Bahía, also in the capital of Colima.

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The CDMX government announced that so far 21 buildings have been reported damaged after the earthquake on Monday, September 19, 2022. (Photo: special)
The CDMX government announced that so far 21 buildings have been reported damaged after the earthquake on Monday, September 19, 2022. (Photo: special)

“At the moment it is confirmed that the person who was trapped in Plaza Punto Bahía, unfortunately was found dead. At this time, the staff is carrying out work to recover the victim,” reported State Civil Protection.

According to local media, the deceased would be a man named Rafael “N”, who was a radio entrepreneur and manager of Radio Turquesa. This information has not been confirmed by the authorities.

Before the sensitive news was released, a video circulated on social networks showing the collapsed roof of the gym in question located in Plaza Punto Bahía. In that fragment it was seen and heard that there were people trapped below in the rubble.

“Are you okay?” Asked the citizen who was recording. “No, there are people trapped,” replied another person who was in front and on the roof.

(Photo: Twitter/@OscarAdrianL)
(Photo: Twitter/@OscarAdrianL)

Unfortunately, the Civil Protection elements would not have been able to rescue the man alive who was trapped between the beam and a collapsed ceiling.

The telluric movement occurred minutes minutes after a drill was carried out to remember the preventive measures in case of an earthquake and to commemorate the earthquakes of this same day in 1985 and 2017, which unleashed panic and confusion among the population.

Some social network users highlighted the coincidence of the three earthquakes, although the first two left thousands of fatalities.

On the morning of September 20, an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 was recorded, the most intense to date.  (Photo: Twitter/@SismologicoMX)
On the morning of September 20, an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 was recorded, the most intense to date. (Photo: Twitter/@SismologicoMX)

After the magnitude 7.7 earthquake recorded at 1:05 p.m. on Monday, September 19, the earth has not stopped shaking.

The National Seismological Service reported that until 07:00 a.m. this Tuesday, September 20 they had registered 692 replicasof which the most intense was a magnitude of 5.8 which occurred at 03:17 this Tuesday 72 kilometers south of Tecomán, Colima.

Preliminarily, the National Seismological Service had reported a magnitude of 5.9. However, minutes later, it published the update in which it was determined that the aftershock had a final magnitude of 5.8, making it the most intense of the 692 recorded to date.

This replica was also perceptible in Jalisco and Michoacánaccording to reports from citizens and state authorities.

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