Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes central Mexico

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: San Cristobal de Las Casas A monument surrounded by debris. It was damaged in the quake that had hit the country on 08 September 2017.

File Photo: San Cristobal de Las Casas A monument surrounded by debris. It was damaged in the quake that had hit the country on 08 September 2017.

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico today 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.

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.