Strong Quake Leaves Ripples in Sand on West Mexico Beach

The effects of a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in west Mexico were clear to be seen moments after it struck on September 19, with video by Francisco Barajas Lopez showing the cracked and crumpled ground at a beach in Mezcala.

The video was taken not far from the earthquake’s epicenter, in Michoacan.

Local media reported tremors were felt as far as Mexico City, prompting evacuations of buildings. The quake came on an infamous date in Mexico, given its coincidence with deadly earthquakes in 1985 and 2017. Credit: Francisco Barajas Lopez via Storyful