Southern Mexico rocked by 6.1-magnitude natural disaster

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Southern Mexico rocked by 6.1-magnitude natural disaster

The capital is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 quake last Tuesday that killed at least 295 people and damaged thousands of buildings.

KTLA's Christina Pascucci, who has been reporting from Mexico City, said she was trying to catch up on sleep Saturday morning when she was shaken awake on the fourth floor of her hotel. Close to 40 percent of the city is without power.

How many buildings collapsed?: At least 44 buildings collapsed or partly collapsed because of the quake, according to The Washington Post.

No one knows for certain how many pets are missing but many of Mexico City's hardest-hit areas are filled with dog-friendly restaurants, parks and upscale groomers.

Buildings collapsed, with people believed to be trapped inside.

Frida was notably deployed at a collapsed school in the capital's south where 19 children and six adults died.

Yet as rumours spread that authorities were about to send bulldozers in to clear the debris, the message was that the search for survivors continues.

Saturday's quake was centered in Oaxaca state near Matias Romero, a town about 275 miles southeast of Mexico City.

Southern Mexico rocked by 6.1-magnitude natural disaster
Southern Mexico rocked by 6.1-magnitude natural disaster

Soft loans will be provided for bigger houses and businesses that require more resources.

Here's why it happened: The two recent earthquakes had some similarities, exports told CNN.

The Central American country suffers so much because of its position on a large grid of tectonic plates.

This seismic activity is not uncommon, according to Behzad Fatahi, associate professor of geotechnical and quake engineering at the University of Technology Sydney.

A bulldozer removes debris from a partially collapsed building after an quake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

The natural disaster was centered near the town of Juchitan in Oaxaca, where director of Civil Protection Heliodoro Diaz reported there were no casualties from the third quake to strike the country in the month of September.

Mexico City aerial view.

Cruz belongs to a social collective and said that when the shaking began, she was riding in a truck carrying supplies to victims of the earlier quake.

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