Hotel evacuated in ‘middle of the night’ due to quakes in Mexico City

The tremors of an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, recorded in western Mexico, were felt in Mexico City in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 22. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake’s epicenter was in Michoacan, about 170 miles from the capital. Video by Andre Andriolli shows people on the streets of Mexico City that evening. Andriolli said he had to evacuate his hotel because of the earthquake. Mexico City’s Civil Security Secretariat said a woman died after falling down stairs as she left her home in response to an earthquake alarm. Mexico City’s head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, said no damage had been reported. The quake came days after a damaging earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale on September 19, an infamous date in Mexico as it coincides with deadly earthquakes in 1985 and 2017. Credit: Andre Andriolli via Storyful

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