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Again, 5.9 earthquake strikes already battered Mexico

Four days after the country’s capital was shattered by a magnitude 7.1 quake which flattened dozens of buildings and killed at least 307 people, western Mexico has been hit with a magnitude 5.9 earthquake.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the epicentre of the quake was 99 km south-southwest of Tonala, in Chiapas state.

Last Tuesday, the deadliest tremor to have hit Mexico in the last 30-years occurred after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the central part of the country killing no less than 140 people among which were 23 children from from one school.

Read also: Death toll from Mexico’s earthquake rises to 60, with 200 injured

Scores of buildings collapsed into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the tremor on Tuesday struck eight kilometres southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla, some 120km from the capital, Mexico City.

The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings in several countries and caused people to flee into the street with buildings swayed and lights going out in Mexico City, some 650 miles from the epicenter.

 

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