Earthquake in Mexico shakes Acapulco, Mexico City

Earthquake in Mexico shakes Acapulco, Mexico City
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MEXICO CITY — An Earthquake met a force of 7.1 on the Richter scale struck near the harbor city of Acapulco late Tuesday, said the seismic bureau of Mexico, shaking the capital Mexico City, more than 230 miles away.

Power lines and buildings in the capital swayed as the ground moved for seconds, and the residents rushed outside Search clear ground. There were no immediate reports of victims, although some neighborhoods left without power, according to the head of the Mexico City Police Department.

the bourgeois protection bureau for The state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is, said the earthquake struck 13 kilometers southeast of the harbor and the resort city and had led to power and telephone failures. Rock fall and landslides on roads in the state were also reported, Reuters said.

Videos and photos shared on social media showed cracked and damaged buildings, fallen lampposts and littered streets with broken glass in Acapulco.

The American tsunami warning system issued a tsunami threat for Mexico. It said there were no US states risk.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake, die was measured at 7.4, was very shallow, only 7.8 miles below the surface, which would have intensified the shaking effect.

The major of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, said she met President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had spoken over the situation. “I ask for everyone to remain calm down,” she said.

The earthquake of the capital warning system appeared to have worked well with speakers over the city emitting a loud siren and a spoken warning of the earthquake a few seconds before it happened, forcing many to hurry outside.

A man noted damage to buildings as a result of    an earthquake in acapulco, in Mexico, on Tuesday.
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There were no immediate reports of significant damage of dead after an earthquake met a force of 7.1 hit the Mexican seaside resort of acapulco on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

In a video shared on Twitter at about 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Mr. López Obrador said there was no significant damage in the state of Guerrero, the epicenter of the earthquake, of in the neighboring countries of Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla of the capital, Mexico City.

“Fortunately, there is no serious damage,” he said, adding that he met the state and local authorities had spoken in the affected areas. “Fortunately we don’t have information over loss of life in this time.”

Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s Foreigner affairs secretary, said on Twitter there were no serious reports of injury of injuries in Mexico City as of 11 p.m. Eastern time.

“What a relief,” said Mr. Ebrard.

Claudia Sheinbaum, the mayor of Mexico City, said on Twitter that several neighborhoods in the city has lost power, but that public transport was operating normally.

An earthquake met a force of 7.1 hit the Mexican beach city of Acapulco and was felt until in the capital, shaking buildings and sending residents onto the streets. Here are some pictures of the direct aftermath of The earthquake.

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