The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico City, Acapulco and surrounding regions on Tuesday night, caused damage to buildings that were not serious, as was officially clarified, and plunged the population into a state of uncertainty and fear. There is at least one dead.
The shocking images that began to circulate on social networks account for the panic that the moment of the earthquake caused in the population.
Screams and despair won the streets, not only because of the desperate situation they were experiencing but also because of the memory of the tragic 7.1 magnitude earthquake registered on September 19, 2017, which shook the center of the country and left 369 dead, the majority in the Federal District.
Other videos give an account of the magnitude of the movement. For example, in an office building, where the wobbling of light fixtures is clearly observed.
The earthquake had its epicenter 11 kilometers southeast of Acapulco, in Mexico, according to the National Seismological Survey.
The earthquake was also perceived moderately in some regions of the state of Puebla and with intensity in others of the State of Mexico.
Another user in networks published the status of a construction after the earthquake.
Some scenes captured by citizens show a movie set, in the frame of a night absolutely closed and dominated by anguish.
The Seismological Service of Mexico reported that seismic alerts were activated from Mexico City after the movement of preliminary magnitude 6.9 degrees southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero. Minutes later the body adjusted to 7.1 degrees.
So far there is a report that the earthquake was felt in Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca and Veracruz. After the earthquake, various areas of the municipalities of Mexico City register blackouts.
The earthquake led many people to remain out in the open waiting for directions. There was many nervous breakdowns and in the hotels they applied their internal civil protection protocols.
Several people were trapped in the Cablebus Iztapalapa due to a power outage.
According to reports, users were suspended from 8:47 p.m. local time and 73 minutes later the service was normalized, according to what was specified by the head of the capital’s government, Claudia Sehinbaum.
“The seismic alarm system worked and gave us 50 seconds to evacuate. Here the protocols are met and everyone left immediately. Aftershocks are normal in this seismic territory, “commented one of the witnesses.