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Mexico said the earthquake had killed more than 100 people – in addition to more than 500 injured.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that at least 150 aftershocks had been recorded in many of the quake’s central quakes. The Mexican government said they could include an 8.7 magnitude aftershock that struck the central Chiapas state capital of Aguascalientes on 17 May.
But the latest quake, which struck at 12.40pm local time (0640 GMT), came days after powerful aftershocks rattled parts of Mexico, the USGS said in the report.
A more detailed report, including tremors in Mexico’s most popular tourist destination, Tulum, would be published later this month, according to officials. The quake struck just before 10pm local time.
The last major aftershock of a magnitude 3.2 and associated quakes struck Mexico’s Oaxaca state, in March 2015, the last major aftershock following the ma바카라gnitude 7.7 quake in May 2016 in the state of Guerrero.
Scientists were alarmed last year when a series of 3.7-magnitude aftershocks began to sweep across North America’s second-largest state – a magnitude 8.2 quake that left two people dead and sent another 100 injured. The last aftershock in that seismic period took place on 10 May 2011, the year that occurred after the 2009 Tohoku earthquake, which killed more than 1,600 people and damaged more than 800 miles of coastline.
Officials said the latest quake was the largest in six decades and « truly the largest aftershock earthquake in Mexico ever recorded ».
Officials in Tulum, where the quake was felt on average of 500 miles (800 kilometres) away, began searching for the missing but local authorities said in a statement that there were no reports of forced disappearances as of Saturday night.
The government released a statement saying that they hoped to return to Tulum on Saturday to begin the search for the missing, and that authorities had started working with Mexico’s military and other government agencies.
Cejas, a municipality in Mexico City, where a large landslide has destroyed buildings and injured tens of thousands of people, has been evacuated.
Authorities have described the quake as an « extreme event », but there was no immediate evidence that th