(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
A powerful earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the
anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing at least one
person, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending
residents of Mexico City scrambling outside for safety, Trend reports citing Reuters .
One person was killed in the Pacific port of Manzanillo when a
department store roof collapsed on them, the government said.
Authorities also reported damage to several hospitals in the
western state of Michoacan near the epicenter, which was in a
sparsely populated part of Mexico. One person was injured by
falling glass at one of the hospitals, the government said.
The magnitude 7.6 quake hit shortly after 1 p.m. (1800 GMT) near
the western coast and close to the Michoacan border with the state
of Colima - where Manzanillo is located, the U.S. Geological Survey
The quake was relatively shallow, at only 15 km (9 miles) deep,
which would have amplified its impact.
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