Mexico Hit With New 6.1 Magnitude Quake

5.8-magnitude tremor strikes Mexico

The director of Mexico's disaster agency said it was an aftershock of the 8.1 quake that hit on September 7 off the country's southern coast.

The US Geological Survey registered Saturday's quake at 6.2 magnitude, occurring at 12.53 GMT with an epicenter 19.3 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of the city of Matias Romero, in the southern state of Oaxaca.

On Friday, Nieto visited the town of Santiago Niltepec in Oaxaca to inspect the relief and rehabilitation work for the people affected by the 8.2 magnitude quake which killed 98 people - 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco, reports Efe news.

"I heard the alarm and ran downstairs with my family", said Sergio Cedillo, 49, who was watching rescuers' efforts to find survivors from Tuesday's quake when the alarm sounded.

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The quake sent some buildings tumbling down, while others sustained massive damage.

The bodies of eight foreigners have been recovered from the rubble of the quake that struck Mexico City, officials said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). At first they held out hope that he had given his old phone's SIM card to a co-worker who was using it to call out of the building.

Alejandra Castellanos was on the second floor of a hotel in a central Mexico City neighbourhood and ran down the stairs and outside with her husband.

Alarms sounded in Mexico City as a new natural disaster struck Saturday morning, prompting people with fresh memories of this week's devastating tremor to flee homes and hotels.

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"I was frightened because I thought: not again", she said. He reported that two people died of apparent heart attacks during the new temblor.

More than half the dead -157 - perished in the capital, while another 73 died in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in Mexico State, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

Along a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in Mexico City's downtown, families huddled under tarps and donated blankets on September 22, awaiting word of loved ones trapped in the four-storey-high pile of rubble behind them.

"They have told us it is well constructed, that it's a bunker", Bueno said of her own home.

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Francisco Javier Mendez, whose daughter, Ana Laura, is also believed trapped inside the building, said his family had been told there were three points inside the collapsed structure where rescuers believe there are people, but only one where there are signs of life.

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