A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Michoacan.

According to the statement made by the US Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 occurred in Mexico. Local media stated that Michoacán state, which is the epicenter of the earthquake, has a tsunami risk on the Pacific Ocean coast and the tremor was also felt from the capital, Mexico City.


“After the earthquake recorded in Michoacán, the epicenter of the National Guard, the National Guard activated the Emergency Plan in coordination with Civil Protection officials from various states, we started security tours due to the evacuation of some buildings,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on social media. In a statement, he said that he met with the governor of the neighboring state of Colima, which was affected by the earthquake, and that communication with some cities was cut off, but there was no damage in the capital.