New Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 9:49 am
By: News On 6

The U.S. Geological Survey says a new earthquake which stuck Mexico Saturday had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. 

It initially calculated as a magnitude 6.2 quake.

The director of Mexico's disaster agency says it's an aftershock of the 8.1 quake that hit on September 7 off the country's southern coast.

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The new quake also swayed buildings in Mexico City, which is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 temblor that struck on Tuesday and has killed at least 305 people.

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It's not immediately clear if the new quake caused any damage or injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.