People evacuating to the Zócalo main plaza of downtown Mexico City during the quake. Pulse News Mexico Photo/Rosana Brizuela


A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 19, just minutes after a nationwide earthquake drill, or “simulacro,” was held to commemorate the victims of the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes.

Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported that the epicenter of the quake was 63 kilometers south of Coalcomán, Michoacán.

According to Mexico City Governor Claudia Sheinbaum, so far, no damage had been reported in the capital as of late Monday afternoon.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) tweeted: “We are going to start collecting information. We sincerely hope that nothing serious has happened.”

Representatives from the Mexico City Metro reported that trains have resumed their normal operations after the earthquake.

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