The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter, which lay at a depth of 40km, was close to the city of Pinotepa Nacional, which has a population of 26,000.
The earthquake woke residents of Mexico City, with many people running into the streets.
Se activó el protocolo de revisión en la #CiudadDeMéxico. De momento no se reportan afectaciones. El epicentro fue el mismo que el del sismo del viernes: #PinotepaNacional en #Oaxaca#TenemosSismopic.twitter.com/MicghJh7mX
— Emma Torres Cantú (@EmmaTorres_RT) February 19, 2018
This is the second quake to shake the region in the past three days. On Saturday, another powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Oaxaca state at a depth of 24.6km (15.3 miles) near the Pacific coast.