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New 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico



A new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has hit Mexico, just days after another devastating tremor left 295 people dead. The US Geological Survey said it was centred about 11 miles (18km) south-southeast of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Details on damage or injuries are not immediately clear. Buildings swayed and a seismic alarm was set off in the capital, Mexico City, where rescuers have been trying to reach people who remain buried in rubble from Thursday's quake.


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