Seismic warning sirens sound in Mexico City

Seismic warning sirens sound in Mexico City

(Mexico City) Hours after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in western Mexico, seismic warning sirens sounded Saturday morning in Mexico City, causing no damage or damage.


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According to an AFP reporter, the alarm sounded in the Del Vale district south of the capital, and dozens of people took to the streets, some in pajamas and in the bathroom, although no tremors were felt.

According to AFP reporters, identification scenes took place in several suburbs of the city, including Istagalco, east of Mexico City, and Popotla, not far from the center.

Mexico’s Mayor Claudia Schneipham pointed out on her Twitter account that an investigation was underway to “determine why the sirens were activated”.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook the state of Guerrero on Friday evening.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, 59 km east of San Marcos.

In the resort town of Acapulco, near the epicenter, the quake was felt so intensely that many tourists were forced to leave their hotels.

According to Claudia Sheinbaum, the shock caused some tense reactions among people in the capital, Mexico City.

As in other neighborhoods, dozens of people took to the streets as quickly as Saturday morning, an AFP reporter said.

Mexico, with its long coastline on the Pacific coast, scene of many earthquakes.

In September 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 370 people and injured more than 7,000, mostly in Mexico City.

In 1985, an earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale killed thousands of Mexicans.

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