A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico’s Pacific coast, the 2nd powerful earthquake to hit the region this week


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MEXICO CITY (KABC) — An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit the Mexican state of Michoacan early Thursday, the second powerful earthquake to hit the region this week.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at a depth of nearly 21 miles at 1:16 a.m. local time. The quake occurred about 50 kilometers from Aguililla.

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USGS initially estimated the earthquake at 7.0 in magnitude, but later reduced it to 6.8.

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An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit the same region Monday afternoon. The shaking of that earthquake triggered an earthquake alert in the capital. It came on the anniversary of two other powerful earthquakes that occurred in 1985 and 2017.

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DEVELOPMENT: We will add more details to this report as they become available.

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