6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico

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Mexico City, A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early today, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation’s capital.

The earthquake struck shortly just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico, killing two.

The US Geological Survey said today’s earthquake, like Monday’s, was centered in the western state of Michoacan near the Pacific coast. The epicentre was about 29 miles (46 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers).


Source: Oman News Agency