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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Mexico

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 13:34:52-04

OAXACA, Mexico (KGTV) -- Mexico is waking up to another quake, this one registering magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck southern Mexico Saturday morning.

The quake was centered in a region that was jolted earlier this month by one of the strongest temblors recorded in a century.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 5:53 a.m. and was centered in Matias Romero, about 50 miles from the Pacific Coast.

There have been no reports of damage at this time and no threat of a tsunami.

Mexico has seen three powerful quakes in September, including Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 temblor which struck on the anniversary of a lethal 1985 quake that killed thousands. Tuesday's deadly earthquake killed over an estimated 200 people including 22 students from one school in central Mexico.

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A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico's southern Pacific Coast September 7, killing dozens of people and injuring numerous more, Mexican officials said.