Major earthquake strikes Mexico on Sept. 19 for third time since 1985, this time a magnitude 7.6; 1 dead

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook the west coast of Mexico on Monday, coincidentally on the same day that two previous major quakes had rattled the country years

before. There were no immediate reports of major damage from the quake, which hit at 1:05 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said. One person was

killed in the port city of Manzanillo, Colima, when a wall collapsed at a mall, according to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The U.S. Tsunami Warning

Center said a tsunami was possible along parts of the Mexican coastline within about 200 miles of the quake epicenter, but there was no threat for the U.S. West Coast including

California and Hawaii, reported. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. The USGS said the quake was

centered 23 miles southeast of Aquila near the boundary of the Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 9.4 miles. OPINION: Earthquake! The floor beneath

my feet swayed. Split-second decisions needed to be made. Michoacan’s Public Security department said there were no immediate reports of significant damage in

that state beyond some cracks in buildings in the town of Coalcoman. Irlanda Villa, of coastal Coahuayana, near the border with Colima, said some walls had

fallen, but the big fear was that a tsunami would follow. “We were afraid the sea would go out, but in the end everything is fine.” Mexico City Mayor Claudia

Sheinbaum also tweeted that there were no reports of damage in the capital.