Mexico earthquake: 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Michoacan state, second strong quake to hit region this week

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MEXICO CITY (KABC) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico’s state of Michoacan early Thursday, the second strong earthquake to hit the region this week.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at 1:16 a.m. local time at a depth of nearly 13 miles. The quake was concentrated about 31 miles from Aguililla.

USGS initially estimated the quake at a magnitude of 7.0 but later downgraded it to 6.8.

WATCH: At least 1 dead after 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the same region on Monday afternoon. The shaking of this quake triggered an earthquake alert in the capital. It took place on the anniversary of two other strong tremors that occurred in 1985 and 2017.

DEVELOPMENT: We will add more details to this report as they become available.

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