We were woken up this morning by two more earthquakes in Oaxaca, Southern México. Thankfully, Puerto Escondido was not largely affected, but experiencing four tremors in the last 24 hours was rather unsettling, especially considering some of the most impoverished communities have yet to rebuild from the quake September 8 due to lack of resources. The most recent Mexico City devastation has taken precedence in the media, but local communities here in Oaxaca still need relief. Many people near Salina Cruz are without clean water or shelter from the rain.
The “6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning,” the US Geological Survey said in a report on CNN, rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from two stronger tremors earlier this month. Saturday’s quake was centered in Oaxaca state near Matias Romero, a town about 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. Roughly speaking, the epicenter was in between the centers of this month’s two more violent earthquakes – the 7.1 magnitude temblor that hit September 19th closer to the capital, and the 8.1 magnitude quake that struck September 8 off the southern Pacific coast, near Chiapas state.”