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  • The quake hit 43 kilometers east of Oaxaca at a depth of 10 kilometers.

    The quake hit 43 kilometers east of Oaxaca at a depth of 10 kilometers. | Photo: USGS

Published 19 February 2018

The tremor caused residents of Mexico City to panic, sending many people rushing into the streets, one witness recounted to Reuters.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico, early Monday. The quake is the second major tremor to hit the country in less than a week.

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The quake hit 43 kilometers east of Oaxaca at a depth of 10 kilometers. There are currently no reports of lives lost or infrastructural damage. The quake struck at 12:57 a.m, according to the USGS.

The tremor triggered earthquake alarms more than 320 kilometers away and caused residents of Mexico City to panic, sending many people rushing into the streets, one witness recounted to Reuters.

People and animals take to the street after the earthquake. Photo: Reuters 
People gathered in the street after the tremor. Photo: Reuters 

 

The Central American country was rocked by a massive 7.2 magnitude quake on Saturday. That huge tremor resulted in millions of homes being without power. Buildings swayed for more than a minute and tremors were felt as far away as Guatemala.

People were gathered in the streets to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

No lives were reported lost from the tremor, but 14 people were killed when a helicopter transporting officials to the region crashed.


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