21 Sep 2022

Earthquake rocks Mexico, one dead

From Morning Report, 6:22 am on 21 September 2022

A powerful earthquake has rocked Mexico's western coast on the same day the country marked the anniversaries of two previous devastating quakes.

The 7.6 magnitude quake hit the coastal states of Michoacan and Colima at a depth of 15 kilometres.

At least one person is dead and a tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the western coastline.

People remain in the street in Mexico City on September 19, 2022 after a powerful earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday, shaking buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City on the anniversary of two major tremors in 1985 and 2017.

People fled into the street in Mexico City after a 7.6 earthquake struck near La Placita de Morelos in western Mexico. Photo: AFP

David Agren, a journalist in Mexico, spoke to Morning Report.