7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southwestern Coast of Mexico

Posted September 21, 2022, under Blog

On Monday, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the southwestern coast of Mexico. The quake occurred at 1:00 PM ET, with the epicenter near the coastline of Michoacan state.

Intense shaking was felt in the nearby town of Colima, with moderate damage reported. Even in Mexico City, which is 300 miles away from the epicenter, light to moderate shaking was reported by residents.

Immediately after the temblor, firefighters in Mexico City closed several buildings due to concerns of collapse.

Thus far, only one death has been reported — a man who was at a shopping center in Colima and was struck by a falling fence.

Officials released a tsunami warning after the quake but have since cancelled the alert.

Though the tsunami warning was rescinded, waves averaging 9 feet high were predicted to hit Mexico and along the pacific coasts of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.

Coincidentally, the timing of the earthquake fell on the fifth anniversary of the 2017 earthquake which killed 216 people in Mexico City.

Like Mexico, California’s location and terrain is able to produce earthquakes in extremely high magnitudes.

Therefore, if you live in California, earthquake retrofitting isn’t just something you should do, it’s a necessity for protecting your home and those who reside there.

If you think your home is in need of earthquake retrofitting, foundation repair, house leveling, and/or foundation replacement, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!

Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building and maintaining foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.

When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.

And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.

Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.


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