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2018 Oaxaca earthquake
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Magnitude 7.2 Mww
Depth 24.6 km (15 mi)
Epicenter 16°38′46″N 97°39′11″W / 16.646°N 97.653°W / 16.646; -97.653Coordinates: 16°38′46″N 97°39′11″W / 16.646°N 97.653°W / 16.646; -97.653
Type Thrust
Max. intensity VII (Very strong)
Casualties 2 injured (direct) / 14 dead, 15 injured (indirect)

On February 16, 2018, an earthquake with a magnitude 7.2 hit in southern Mexico. One report said that a military helicopter crashed near the earthquake. It's most likely that 14 people were killed, and that 15 people were hurt from the earthquake.

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