The earthquake that struck Mexico City on Wednesday morning has caused widespread damage, including damage to schools and the homes of thousands of people.
The quake was the most powerful to hit the country since 1998.
The earthquake was centered just south of the city of Quito, in a mountainous region in the far south.
The epicenter was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of San Miguel, a town near the border with Mexico.
Mexico’s National Earthquake Office issued a statement saying there was no immediate threat to the U.S. The U.N. said a tsunami alert was issued for the U of M, San Miguel and the neighboring towns of Guadalajara and Puebla.
The alert was lifted after a series of minor quakes and after a week-long hiatus.
President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a tweet that the quake “did not cause any damage or damage to life.”
The quake also did not cause damage to the health or lives of people who were living near the epicenter, he added.
The Mexican government has warned of a tsunami warning for Quito as well as Guadalagaras coastal cities.
Mexico City’s mayor, Manuel Garcia Padilla, tweeted that the city was “in shock” after the quake.
Mexico has experienced the worst earthquakes in the last decade, and a devastating earthquake in May killed more than 700 people and injured 1,000 more.