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In An Almost Improbable Event, A Huge Earthquake Struck Mexico On The Anniversary Of Two Earthquakes

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Mexico’s western coast on the anniversary of two previous quakes that killed thousands, an almost improbable event, according to scientists.
The quake struck around 1:00 pm local time on Monday Sep. 19, with an epicenter in the state of Michoacán.
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An hour earlier, Mexico had held nationwide earthquake drills to prepare for disasters and commemorate the 1985 and 2017 quakes, which all happened on the same day, September 19th.
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Videos shared on social media show cars and buildings shaking violently from the quake.
When people heard the earthquake alarm once again, some wondered if it was even real.
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“I heard the alarm, but it sounded really far away,” a Mexican citizen told the Guardian.

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Two people were killed in the disaster.
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One person died after the a department store collapsed in the port city of Manzanillo, Colima. Another person was found dead at a mall, according to Reuters.
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Some local governments reported damage to hospitals, but no major destruction was reported in the capital.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned waves up to 3 meters could hit the coast, according to the BBC.
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“It’s this date, there’s something about the 19th. The 19th is a day to be feared,” a business owner said, according to Al Jazeera.

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The magnitude 8.0 earthquake in 1985 killed 5,000 people. Meanwhile, the 2017 quake in southern Mexico killed 370 people, reported the Guardian.
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