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.

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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.

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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.