The magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred a few minutes after one o’clock in the afternoon in the coastal area of ​​the Mexican states of Michoacan and Colima at a depth of about 15 kilometers.


The earthquake happened right on the anniversary of two earthquakes that hit Mexico on September 19. A magnitude 8 earthquake in 1985 killed at least 5,000 people and caused enormous material damage. More than 350 people died in the earthquake that hit the country on September 19, 2017.


Strong earthquakes also in Asia

A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the southeastern part of Taiwan today, the USGS Seismological Office announced. Due to the strength of the earthquake, Japan issued a tsunami warning, reports the French news agency.

The epicenter of the earthquake was some 50 kilometers north of the city of Taitung at a depth of ten kilometers. It shook the area at 2:44 p.m. local time (8:44 a.m. CET). There are no reports of damage so far.

The area was already shaken by a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on Saturday, and today’s was even stronger. In between there were several aftershocks.

Since it was a strong earthquake, the Japanese authorities warned of the possibility of a tsunami, especially on the islands near Taiwan. They expect waves about a meter high.