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More than 3,100 Michoacán homes damaged after 7.7 earthquake and 630 aftershocks

Michoacán, Mexico — More than 3,100 homes were damaged in the Monday morning earthquake that hit several Mexican states. On Tuesday, Michoacán Governor Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla reported that so far, 3,161 homes were known to be damaged by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake from the day before.

In a press conference, he said the most affected municipality was Coahuayana with 1,143 homes damaged followed by Aquila with 1,133. He said the quake also wreaked havoc on roadways and hospitals with at least 31 buildings being damaged.

So far, two people are confirmed dead due to falling debris in the states of Colima and Michoacán with another 10 injured.

Authorities have also reported that at least 20 buildings in Mexico City were noted to be between heavily and moderately damaged by the Monday earthquake. In the state of Michoacán, 21 hospitals were suddenly left inoperable after walls cracked completely through, and in some instances, huge sections broke off upper floors and broke apart on the ground below.

Governor Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla reported that the affected public hospitals are 30 years old or more.

“Yes, we have material damage, 21 hospitals up to Uruapan, we have an affectation issue in the ISSTE of Uruapan, in the ISSSTE of Apatzingán. The most affected is Aquila on the Michoacán coast. In Aquila what is damaged is basically hospital infrastructure,” he said adding that the hospital is not usable.

Ramírez Bedolla also noted that there has not been any interruption of communications and that the state’s public schools have not reported damage, however, classes have been suspended in the municipalities of Coalcomán, Aquila, Chinicuila and Coahuayana until further notice.

As of Tuesday morning, the National Seismological Service (SSN) reported 632 aftershocks since the Monday earthquake in Michoacán.