Mexico City, Feb 19 (AP) A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.Also Read - United States Issues its First Passport With 'X' Gender Marker | Details Inside

State and national emergency officials said they had no immediate reports of damage from the latest shake, but schools were cancelled across the state on Monday. Also Read - Flying to US? Fresh Guidelines Issued For International Travel | Read New Rules

It was felt in Mexico City, where quake alarm sirens had people springing out of their beds and into the streets. Also Read - Woman Raped on Train While Passengers Remain Mute Spectators

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 12:57 am (0657 GMT). It was centered 25 miles (40 kilometers) beneath the surface at a point 33 miles (54 kilometers) east-northeast of Pinotepa Nacional and 69 miles (111 kilometers) southwest of the state capital, Oaxaca city.

It appeared to be an aftershock of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck near the same area on Friday. That quake caused no deaths, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage. AP UZM 19021856

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.