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Second earthquake in a week hits southwestern Mexico

Ciudad Ixtepec, Oaxaca — The National Seismological Service (SSN) reported another earthquake. On Saturday night, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the state of Oaxaca and felt in The states of Chiapas, Veracruz and Puebla.

The SSN says the epicenter of the latest quake was recorded 27 kilometers northwest of Ciudad Ixtepec in the state of Oaxaca. The tremor occurred at 9:29 p.m. at a depth of 88 kilometers, the agency confirmed.

The National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) said that people in Xalapa, Coatepec, Veracruz, Tres Valles, Minatitlán, Orizaba, Cosamaloapan, Huatusco, Coatzacoalcos, Perote and Zongolica reported feeling the quake, which activated the seismic alert for evacuations in some buildings.

State Civil Protection Council of Oaxaca reported that no major damage was recorded or human lives lost. Residents in Puebla, Guerrero and Tabasco also reported feeling the ground shake from the Oaxaca quake.

On March 3, a 5.7 degree magnitude earthquake shook several central areas of Mexico at 8:40 a.m. The epicenter was reported 14 kilometers north of Isla, Veracruz. Tremors were also recorded in Mexico City and Oaxaca.