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    2 dead, 10 injured in Mexico's 7.7-magnitude earthquake

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    Xinhua| The magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Choacan state on the 19th has killed 2 people and injured 10 others.

    Velazquez said that Michoacán and the neighboring state of Colima were the hardest-hit areas, with both victims from Manzanillo, Colima, A large number of houses and roads in the disaster area were damaged by the earthquake. She said that the Mexican government has dispatched the army and the National Guard to rescue the disaster area, and made every effort to evacuate residents in areas with severely damaged infrastructure and ensure power supply, water supply and communication services in the disaster area.

    Michoacan Governor Alfredo Ramirez Bedoría said at a news conference that more than 3,000 houses in the state were damaged or collapsed, more than 20 hospitals or clinics damaged. The landslide caused by the earthquake blocked some roads, and the clearance work is still in progress.

    According to the information released by the National Seismological Agency of Mexico, the earthquake occurred at 13:05 local time on the 19th (2:05 Beijing time on the 20th). The epicenter was located 63 kilometers south of Coalcomán, Michoacán, at a depth of 15 kilometers. The earthquake coincided with the anniversary of two major earthquakes in Mexico’s history. Around 12:00 that day, earthquake warnings and evacuation drills were held in many places in Mexico.

    On September 19, 1985, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, destroying a third of the buildings in the capital, Mexico City, and about 10,000 people died. On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, killing more than 300 people.

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