Mexico Shaken By Another Earthquake

Relatives of thirteen people killed when a military helicopter fell on a van in Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, carry the coffins of the victims past the site of the accident during the funeral, on February 17, 2018. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Friday, causing little damage but triggering a tragedy when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicenter, Oaxaca, killing thirteen people, including three children, on the ground. (Photo credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southern and central Mexico on Friday evening, damaging buildings and shocking local residents.

The epicenter of the earthquake was eight kilometers to the northeast of Pinotepa Nacional, southern state of Oaxaca, reported the National Seismological Service of Mexico.

It is said that the tremor was felt in the Mexico City, which was 350 kilometers away from the epicenter.

Authorities have activated emergency plans responding to the earthquake, confirmed Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of the Mexico City.

The earthquake was felt in states including Oaxaca, Guerrero, Puebla, Colima and Jalisco, said the National Seismological Service. (Source: CCTV)