Michoacán: nearly 500 schools in Michoacán have earthquake damage – El Sol de México

After the tremor occurred in the early hours of this Thursdaythe Secretary of Education in the State (SEE) reported that they are already almost 500 schools are affected.

According to the SEE report, in Apatzingan 51 schools are known to be affected, 57 in Coahuayana27 both in Morelia like in Uruapan, 11 in Coalcoman; with a total of 442 statewide

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Educational authorities indicated that the suspension of classes will continue in 11 municipalities indefinitely.

These are Lázaro Cárdenas, Coalcomán, Aquila, Chinicuila, Arteaga, Aguililla, Buenavista, Coahuayana, Apatzingán, Tumbiscatío Y Tepalcatepec.

Through a circular, SEE reported that the suspension will be in all schools of all types and educational levels public and privateso that their directors and managers carry out the pertinent reviews.

Earthquake surprises in the morning

In the early hours of this Thursday, September 22, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 was recorded with an epicenter in Coalcomán, Michoacán, according to the National Seismological.

The tremor, which woke up the Mexicans, was recorded at 01:16. This is the second earthquake recorded in the month of September.

According to the Secretariat of Citizen 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, Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office.

The agency reported that the second death was due to a heart attack in the Coyoacán mayor’s office.

On the other hand, in Michoacán, there were three people injured by minor lacerations in Coalcomán, according to the report of the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC).

AMLO rules out damages

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in his morning conference that fortunately in the rest of the country, there was only minor material damage and work is already underway to carry out a census of homes, schools and hospitals that may have been affected in Michoacán and Colima.

“The (federal officials) who were working there to expand (information) due to this replica of the evaluation work are going to stay there and have a more intimate knowledge of what is needed and help as we always do” said the president.

For her part, Laura Velázquez, head of the National Civil Protection Coordination, reported that at the 4:00 a.m. cutoff this Thursday, 1,095 aftershocks had been registered due to the earthquake on September 19, the one this morning being the largest magnitude.

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He stressed that the population acted in an exemplary manner in the evacuation due to the earthquake this morning, but considered that the drills in the coming years could be two or three times a year to continue improving the reaction to these phenomena.

note published in The Sun of Morelia

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