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Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hits central Mexico

A Strong 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Central Mexico On Saturday, Mexican And US Seismological Monitors Said.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Sep 2017, 09:08:54 PM
Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hits central Mexico

Mexico City:

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Saturday, days after a powerful quake that killed nearly 300 people, Mexican and US seismological monitors said.

The quake struck at 12:53 GMT with an epicenter 19.3 kilometers southeast of the city of Matias Romero, in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported. Mexican quake monitors gave the same figure.

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In Mexico City work crews temporarily halted rescue operations, while the country's Civil Protection service said there were no reports that the new quake -- an apparent aftershock of Tuesday's powerful 7.1 tremor -- had affected the capital.

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First Published : 23 Sep 2017, 09:06:46 PM

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