An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 shakes the south of Mexico and is perceived in the capital

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 shakes the south of Mexico and is perceived in the capital People wait outside their offices and vehicles after an earthquake registered in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE / Archive

 Mexico, – An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.7 shook the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Monday and was felt in the capital of the country, where the alarms of the seismic alert did not sound, without recording damage so far.

The National Seismological Service informed through social networks that the earthquake took place at 15:15 local time (20.15 GMT) 65 kilometers southwest of the municipality of Ometepec, in Guerrero.

The tremor was felt slightly in Mexico City, where hundreds of people evacuated offices from the main avenues, although the seismic warning system was not activated.
The memory of the two earthquakes that shook the south of the country in September 2019 is still very recent among Mexicans, causing hundreds of deaths.

The earthquakes happened on September 7 and 19 of that year, with magnitudes of 8.2 and 7.1, and left a total of 471 dead as well as innumerable damage in the southern states of Mexico and the capital of the country.

Civil Protection has not yet reported victims or material damages. (EFE).

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