On Friday night, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Mexico, sending tremors that reached as far as Mexico City. Thankfully, there have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake occurred shortly after 11 p.m. local time, near the town of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca. It originated at a depth of 67 miles (108 kilometers).
Local authorities, including Oaxaca state’s civil defense agency, are actively monitoring the situation for any reports of damage or incidents.
Residents in Oaxaca’s capital felt strong shaking, which understandably caused concern among the local population.
In Mexico City, the temblor triggered seismic alarms, prompting residents to evacuate their homes and take to the streets as a precautionary measure. However, in most areas, the shaking was not strongly felt.
As the situation unfolds, authorities will continue to assess and provide updates to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected regions.