A new earthquake, now of magnitude 6.8, shakes Mexico and leaves at least two dead

(CNN Spanish) — At least two people died after the earthquake registered in Mexico early this Thursday, reported the Secretary of Security of Mexico City.

“After the activation of the Seismic Alert, a woman lost her life after hitting her head when she fell from the stairs of her home, in the Doctores neighborhood,” it reads in a tweet of the secretariat.

In a second message In the same social network, the agency said that, after the earthquake, in the Education neighborhood, police officers learned of a man who died of a heart attack.

The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, confirmed that there are two fatalities.

The Mexican Seismic Alert System is an alert system that gives up to 60 seconds warning of earthquakes to some states in the center and south of the country.

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.8 was recorded early this Thursday in southern Mexico, according to a report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

According to the report, the epicenter was located 46 kilometers south-southwest of Aguililla, in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, shared a video message on Twitter in which he said that the earthquake was felt in the states of Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Guerrero and Mexico City.

In a second video message, the president said that he spoke with the Secretary of Defense, who told him that there was no report of damage and that information is being collected.

This earthquake follows the deadly magnitude 7.7 earthquake recorded on September 19 -on the same date as two other strong earthquakes in different years- and a series of aftershocks that occurred later.

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