New earthquake shakes jittery Mexico – Los Angeles Times

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two powerful quakes this month that combined have killed nearly 400 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the new temblor was centered about 12 miles southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7.

It swayed buildings and set off a seismic alarm in the capital, prompting civil defense officials to temporarily suspend rescue operations in the rubble of buildings downed by Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake in central Mexico.

That quake dimmed activity in the stylish Condesa neighborhood, where young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the powerful quake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.


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