Citizens on the street in Juchitán after this morning's tremor. Citizens on the street in Juchitán after this morning's tremor.

3 tremors over 5.0 today in Oaxaca

All were in Pacific Ocean off the city of Salina Cruz

Frightened residents took to the streets of Juchitán, Oaxaca, this morning when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck 56 kilometers south of Salina Cruz in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.


The quake was recorded at 9:18 at a depth of 27.8 kilometers. Its location was 10 kilometers east-northeast of San Mateo del Mar, one of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec communities that was hard hit by the earthquake on September 7.

Two more tremors have followed today, one measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale at 12:07 and another measuring 5.1 at 2:35. The epicenters were 53 kilometers south of Salina Cruz and 142 kilometers to the southeast of the same city.

No damages have been reported.

The first tremor was felt as far away as Mexico City.

The National Seismological Service reported that as of 6:00pm Thursday there had been 2,055 aftershocks following the 8.2 earthquake on September 7.

Source: Debate (sp), Milenio (sp)

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  • The headline on the top story here as I write this Monday morning says more tremors hit Oaxaca “today,” and the first paragraph says that it happened “this morning.” Actually, it happened two days ago. A little more attention to detail by Mexico News Daily is in order.

    • But every story has the day it was published.

      • True, in teeny type that’s about 1/20th the size of the headline, and about 1/8th the size of “this morning” in the first paragraph. Gotta pay more attention, mis amigos.