A 5.7 earthquake with its epicenter in the State of Puebla shakes central Mexico



An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Ritchter scale shook central Mexico this Thursday afternoon. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the city of Chiautla de Tapia, in the south of the State of Puebla. The National Seismological Service (SMN) has reported that the depth of the epicenter has been 78 kilometers in an area 16 kilometers west of the town of Puebla.

At 2:03 p.m., the seismic alert alerted the inhabitants of Mexico City, where the movement was intensely perceived. Thousands of people left buildings to take shelter during the movement. So far there are no reports of damage or injuries in the capital.

Through a message on X, formerly Twitter, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has shown on video the moment in which an official gives him a report on the situation. They tell him that a tour is being carried out in the nearby area and he asks that the inspection be carried out and that they speak with the governor of Puebla, Sergio Salomón.

Salomón has reported that no damage has been reported in the municipalities in the south of the State, although the tours of the Civil Protection brigades continue in the region.

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