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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake is the latest to hit Mexico

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 01:21

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes southern Mexico on Saturday and spreads alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier this week out. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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++ EDITOR'S NOTE: AUDIO & VIDEO AS INCOMING ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and spread alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier this week out of fear of further building collapses. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near Juchitan, a tropical region of Oaxaca state hard hit by another major earthquake on Sept 7. Already shaken by the two recent earthquakes that have killed at least 384 people in Mexico this month, thousands of people ran out onto the streets again in Oaxaca and Mexico City, many in pajamas, when seismic alarms sounded before the new tremor was felt shortly before 8 a.m. (1300 GMT). The tremors were mild in Mexico City. No new damage was immediately reported, but to keep workers safe, rescue efforts were suspended in areas affected by Tuesday's quake, Luis Felipe Puente, the head of Mexico's civil protection agency said. Lluvia Avila said the earthquakes had everyone on edge. "Everyone is scared. Despite receiving a lot of support from citizens with regards to shelters full of food, support from young people, people removing rubble… we're scared and we see that homes and buildings collapsed, that people were hurt and died. We're all scared," she said. When Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake hit, Mexico was already reeling from the Sept. 7 earthquake that killed at least 98 people and was the strongest in the country in 85 years.

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake is the latest to hit Mexico

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 01:21