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Large earthquake hits near Mexican tourist region of Acapulco

Sept. 08, 2021
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View of damaged cars outside a hotel after a quake in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 7, 2021. - A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday near the Pacific coast, the National Seismological Service said, shaking buildings in the capital. The epicenter was 14 kilometers (nine miles) southeast of the beach resort of Acapulco in Guerrero state, the service said. (Photo by FRANCISCO ROBLES / AFP) (Photo by FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP via Getty Images)
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.

(Screenshot courtesy USGS.gov)

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

Featured image by AFP via Getty Images
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