"The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Oaxaca Institute of Cultural Heritage state in their latest report that 55 objects of cultural heritage were damaged in Oaxaca, the epicentre of the earthquake," the ministry said in a statement.
It added that 40 objects received minor damages, 11 – medium and four – serious. Several museums, cathedrals, temples and archaeological sites were damaged during the tremors.
All fatal cases were recorded in Oaxaca, where the epicentre of the earthquake was located. The national civil protection authority, in turn, said more than 30 had been injured.
Tremors seriously damaged five hospitals in the south of the country. The earthquake was felt in 11 states of the country.