Waves from the powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the southwest of Mexico on Tuesday were recorded at seismological stations in Croatia, the Croatian Seismological Service said this morning.
The quake, which measured at an initial depth of 12.6 kilometres and caused widespread shaking, has produced over 100 aftershocks, including one with a magnitude of 5.2.
“Waves of last night’s M7.0 earthquake in Mexico were recorded at seismological stations in Croatia. The red vertical line indicates the P wave, the orange line the PP wave, the green line the S wave, and the light blue rectangle the surface waves,” the Croatian Seismological Service said on Twitter along side a graphic.
Valovi noćašnjeg M7.0 potresa u Meksiku zabilježeni na seizmološkim postajama u Hrvatskoj. Crvena vertikalna crta označava P val, narančasta crta PP val, zelena crta S val, a svijetloplavi pravokutnik površinske valove. pic.twitter.com/UMS9aUDLpq— Seizmološka služba HR (@seizmo_hr) September 8, 2021
One person has so far died as a result of the quake. A tsunami warning was initially issued but it was later cancelled.
More than 1.6 million custimer were left without power.
JUST IN 🚨 Power flashes seen in Mexico as powerful earthquake hits the city. pic.twitter.com/9CmURK3tzm— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 8, 2021
Mexico is prone to earthquakes because of its location at the edge of the North American tectonic plate. Back in 1985 a magnitude-8.0 quake killed an estimated 9,500 people in and around Mexico City.