A major earthquake has hit Mexico’s western coast, killing at least 17 people and injuring scores of others, authorities said.
The quake hit at 12:03am (14:03 GMT) on Saturday in the town of Veracruz, located about 120km (75 miles) from the US border with Texas.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck in the region of the San Cristobal mountains, a mountainous area in northern Mexico where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico.
It is not clear if the quake was caused by the earthquake.
Mexican officials said in a statement on Saturday that at least 10 people were killed in the quake.
It did not give the location of the victims or give a death toll.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
A similar quake hit the Mexican city of Verapaz, about 30km (20 miles) north of Veraca.
In Mexico, a magnitude 7.8 quake struck near the border town of Oaxaca in the state of Chihuahua on Friday, killing two people and seriously injuring two others, local media reported.
It was the strongest earthquake to hit the country since January 29, when a magnitude-8.2 quake killed more than 400 people in the northern state of Guerrero.