M 7.2 Earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico
A strong M 7.2 earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico struck late on Friday February 16, 2018.
This region was impacted in September 2017, by the M 8.2 earthquake offshore Chiapas, and the M 7.1 event closer to Mexico City.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake originated about 225 miles south of Mexico City, near the town of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock also centered in Oaxaca struck about an hour later.
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