Last September another powerful natural disaster hit the south-central area of Mexico causing hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.
In September, an 8.2 magnitude natural disaster killed at least 78 people in Oaxaca and another 16 in Chiapas, the US Geological Survey reported.
In Juchitan, the area hardest hit in the September 7 quake, "no serious damage is reported so far", he said.
Thirteen people, including three children, have been killed after a helicopter carrying a Mexican government minister crash landed near the epicentre of last night's natural disaster.
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In the case of this magnitude 7.2 Mexico natural disaster, while the epicenter is firmly within the parametric trigger zone and at 24 kilometres deep it meets the depth parameter easily, it looks like it is not a high enough magnitude to trigger the notes at this specific location.
A magnitude-8.1 natural disaster that struck the same region last September killed more than 90 people.
Panicked residents flooded into the street, fearing a repeat of two earthquakes last September that caused buildings to collapse and killed 465 people combined.
"To be honest, we're all pretty upset".
NPR's Carrie Kahn reported from the capital, Mexico City, that she felt Friday's quake "pretty strong".
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"Is it ever going to stop?" she said. We barely managed to get down the stairs.
"It lasted a long time, but it wasn't as strong", Barreno said. Similar scenes played out in Veracruz.
"Obviously people are afraid", Puebla emergency response chief Gustavo Ariza said.
A 5.9-magnitude aftershock hit almost an hour later - one of more than 200 aftershocks so far, said the interior ministry. It was originally reported as a preliminary 7.5-magnitude quake, before being downgraded.
Patients and staff remain outside the regional hospital during a powerful natural disaster in Veracruz, Mexico on February 16, 2018.
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