A strong earthquake struck north of Acapulco, Mexico


A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck north of Acapulco, Mexico, in Guerrero state, on Tuesday. Acapulco is roughly 230 miles (375 km) from Mexico City.The earthquake was initially reported as magnitude 7.4. The ground shook for nearly a minute in some parts of Mexico City. There were no immediate reports of major damage. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in a video Tuesday night that there were no reports of deaths. “Fortunately, we don’t have at this hour any information about loss of human life,” he said. Lopez Obrador said authorities did receive reports of falling rocks.Later, a death of a man who was crushed by a falling post was reported. The earthquake had a depth of around 20 kilometers, or around 12 miles.


Some people evacuated their buildings. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum of Mexico City said that many people, 1.6 million users, had lost electricity and authorities were working to restore power. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration initially issued a tsunami warning after the quake. Earthquakes are not uncommon in Mexico because of its location at the edge of the North American tectonic plate. A massive earthquake that struck the Mexican capital in 1985 killed thousands of people.