Wednesday, September 08, 2021

7.0-magnitude quake rocks Mexico near Acapulco – USGS — RT World News

7.0-magnitude quake rocks Mexico near Acapulco

 A strong 7.0-magnitude tremor has struck Mexico’s Pacific coast, the United States Geological Survey has reported. The quake was felt in Acapulco as well as Mexico City and has reportedly caused some damage.

The quake hit some 20.9 km (13 mi) north-east of Acapulco, Mexico’s largest beach resort and a major seaport on the Pacific coast.

The USGS initially reported the tremor’s magnitude as 7.4 , but later downgraded it to 7.0.

Civil Protection Authorities in the Guerrero state, which has borne the brunt of the impact from the quake, have urged the residents to stay calm.

There have been reports that tremors were also felt in Mexico City, located some 230 miles (375 km) from Acapulco, causing buildings to sway and residents to rush out of their homes in panic...

Magnitude    Mw 7.0
Date time    2021-09-08 01:47:46.3 UTC
Location    16.98 N ; 99.77 W
Depth    10 km
Distances    21 km NE of Acapulco de Juárez, Mexico / pop: 673,000 / local time: 20:47:46.3 2021-09-07
14 km SSW of Xaltianguis, Mexico / pop: 6,900 / local time: 20:47:46.3 2021-09-07 


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