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5.9 magnitude earthquake shakes central Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico — A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook central Mexico City Friday night has left residents on high alert. The earthquake was recorded just after 9:00 p.m. Friday, and although it was not intense, it sent hundreds into city streets after the a seismic alert was activated.

The rumble activated the CDMX seismic alert minutes after 9:00 p.m. Mexico City mayor, Claudia Sheinbaun reported that so far, there has not been any reports of major damage. She said that helicopters began flights over the affected part of the city as part of the review protocols.

The Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management along with Civil Protection reported some buildings applied evacuation protocols, sending residents into the streets.

The Mexico City Metro reported that, after carrying out a review, all stations and lines of the network are operating normally. The majority of the quake was felt in CDMX with other nearby municipalities such as Iztacalco, Tlalpan and Magdalena Contreras, reporting only minor movement.