Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes off Mexican west coast

An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck off the coast of Mexico on Sept 24, 2017.
An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck off the coast of Mexico on Sept 24, 2017.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM USGS

CHIAPAS, MEXICO (REUTERS) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the Mexican west coast on Sunday (Sept 24), the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

The epicentre of the quake was 99km south-southwest of Tonala, in Chiapas state.

Mexico's capital was shattered by a magnitude 7.1 quake on Tuesday that flattened dozens of buildings and killed at least 307 people.