Map of earthquake location near Acapulco.
Days after being struck by a strong earthquake, southwestern Mexico was hit with an aftershock Monday (Aug. 26), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The magnitude 4.4 quake struck at 5:54 am local time (1254 UTC), about 29 miles (47 km) east of the coastal resort city of Acapulco. The temblor reportedly did not cause any damage, but it spooked residents in the region where a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Wednesday (Aug. 21) cracked walls, damaged structures and caused buildings to sway as far away as Mexico City, the Weather Channel reported.
Mexico sits atop the boundaries of several of Earth's tectonic plates, making it one of the world's most seismologically active regions. The Aug. 21 earthquake could be blamed on movement in the subduction zone where the Cocos plate dives underneath the North American plate, according to the USGS.