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Multiple earthquakes hit Mexico

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Melinda Barton | 24 September, 2017, 09:09

He said that they hoped that the finals arena, which is free to enter for spectators in the Zocalo at the end of the championships, would act as a positive spectacle of sport and solidarity for the people of Mexico City.

The secondary quake registered a magnitude of 6.2, with an epicenter in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The agency issued an automated yellow alert, predicting that "some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized".

Slight quake tremors were felt, and seismic alarms sounded on Saturday in Mexico City, which earlier this week was hit by the country's most deadly natural disaster in decades.

It was among thousands of aftershocks recorded in the wake of that earlier quake, the most powerful to hit Mexico in 32 years, which killed at least 90 people.

The quake on September 21 was reported to be the worst to strike Mexico in 85 years, and came on the anniversary of the 1985 tremor in which 10,000 people likely died.

Mexico City's mayor, Miguel Angel Mancera, told Televisa television that around "30 people may yet be able to be found in this search and rescue operation".

Earlier Thursday, the navy announced it had recovered the body of a school worker from the school.

Hundreds of rescuers worked Wednesday night to find four women believed to be trapped in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City.

Multiple earthquakes hit Mexico

"I had to get out alive for her", he said.

"We came to distract ourselves a bit", he said, his voice shaking.

While Mexico's position along major tectonic fault lines makes it a hotbed of seismic activity, the frequency of these powerful earthquakes begs the question: Are these quakes happening more often?

"I'm in Mexico City".

"There are moments when you feel like you're breaking down", said Patricia Fernandez Romero, who was waiting for word on the fate of her 27-year-old son.

So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

"Homes that were still standing just fell down", Ms Cruz said.

Along the bike lane, where families slept in tents, accepting food and coffee from strangers, people have organized to present a united front to authorities, who they pressed ceaselessly for information. A handwritten sign across the street listed 14 people said to have died there.