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Large earthquake hits near Mexican tourist region of Acapulco

Sept. 08, 2021
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Large earthquake hits near Mexican tourist region of Acapulco
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Breaking news out of Mexico late Tuesday night Sept. 7 as the New York Times and others report that a major earthquake measuring at least 7.0 hit near the popular tourist town of Acapulco.

Reuters reporting that there are several damaged buildings in Acapulco. According to Reuters, the United States Geological Service pegs the quake's epicenter as just 11 miles northeast of the city.

There were widespread reports of power outages and major shaking being reported as far away as Mexico City. The U.S. Tsunami warning system said a tsunami threat was issued, but so far no reports of damaging tsunami waves.

View of damaged cars outside a hotel after a quake in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 7, 2021. (Photo by FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP via Getty Images)

There have already been several aftershocks as well.

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So far, just one person is reported to have been killed.

Featured image by AFP via Getty Images
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