Mexico was hit by another earthquake in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The 6.8 magnitude quake was an aftershock of the 7.6 earthquake which struck on Monday. It too was centered on the Pacific coast in the state of Michoacán.
It was strongly felt in Mexico City, but there were no reports of any major damage. Two deaths were indirectly related to the quake. One man suffered a heart attack, and a woman fell while hurrying down the stairs of her home.
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Residents in Mexico City gather on the street in the middle of the night.
The earthquake app on Alejandro's cell phone went off, followed by the neighborhood alarm. He got his father out of the house. His sister Sandra woke up her son Ezra and brought him outside. They waited on the street for around ten minutes after the quake. Ezra was half-asleep, but visibly frightened. He returned to school on Thursday. Apparently, there were able to do an inspection of the building before the beginning of the school day. There was no disruption of electricity or cell phone service.
Hopefully this will be the last of the aftershocks.