While monitoring damage after the 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Monday afternoon, Mexican officials said there was little damage to cultural heritage in four states.
According to a preliminary report by the federal government’s Ministry of Culture, the states with the greatest impact on Mexican heritage are Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit.
Additionally, a report by the General Directorate of Sites and Monuments of Cultural Heritage, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature states that there has been no damage “so far” in the Mexican state of Morelos. , Querétaro, Tlaxcala, State of Mexico, Oaxaca, Chiapas and the Mexican capital.
In Michoane, the epicenter of the earthquake on Monday afternoon, one person died and some historic buildings were damaged in the towns of Colcomán, Paracho, San Juan Nuevo, Batescuaro, Huetamo and Tinguintin.
In Kolyma, the region where a roof collapse is said to have caused casualties, the walls of Kolyma’s History Museum were reported to have suffered minor damage and a dozen small figurines on display in its rooms were broken.
With information from EFE.
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