Mexico Rattled by 6.1 Aftershock

Image: PHOTO: Mexico City Aerial View. (photo via Flickr/Potato Potato)
Image: PHOTO: Mexico City Aerial View. (photo via Flickr/Potato Potato)
Monica Poling
by Monica Poling
Last updated: 3:59 PM ET, Sat September 23, 2017

Jittery Mexico residents were rattled by a powerful 6.1 aftershock Saturday morning, just days after a powerful 7.3 temblor shook central Mexico.

Centered in Oaxaca state, in roughly the same region where an 8.2 earthquake shook Southern Mexico on September 7, Saturday's tremor is considered to be an aftershock of that incident.

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Although more intense than most, Saturday's temblor is just one of thousands of aftershocks the nation has experienced in recent weeks.

Some slight damage was reported in Oaxaca State, including a collapsed bridge.

Although Oaxaca State is located in Southern Mexico, Saturday's quake could be felt nearly 300 miles away in Mexico City. It was powerful enough to once again send residents running into the streets. No new damage was reported in Mexico's capital, but officials temporarily suspended relief and recovery efforts ongoing since Monday's quake.

Relief workers, including some from international agencies, quickly returned to work, however, searching for dozens of people who are still missing after Monday's earthquake. International teams include an urban search-and-rescue team from the Los Angeles Fire Department, known as USA-2 as well as members of Japan's Disaster Relief (JDR) Search and Rescue Team, both of which have been dispatched to Mexico City to help with recovery efforts.

More than 400 fatalities have been caused by the two September quakes.

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