A new strong earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, resulting in a third strong earthquake for September 2017. The previous earthquakes combined have killed nearly 400 people.
The latest earthquake today September 23, 2017 was weaker than the earthquake that hit Tuesday, September 19, 2017, killing at least 295 people, collapsing buildings, and causing fires in Mexico City.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports the new earthquake was centered about 12 miles southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca.
The director of Mexico’s disaster agency says it’s an aftershock of the 8.1 earthquake (The 2017 Chiapas earthquake) that hit on Thursday, September 7, 2017 off the country’s southern coast that killed 98 people.
The new quake also swayed buildings in Mexico City, which is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck on Tuesday, killing at least 295 people.
The USGS said “some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized.”
The aftershock swayed buildings and prompted civil defense officials to temporarily suspend rescue operations in the rubble of buildings damaged and destroyed by Tuesday’s earthquake.
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