7.0 magnitude quake strikes outside Acapulco

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ACAPULCO, MEXICO, Sept. 7, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck outside Acapulco Tuesday night.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at 8:47 p.m. local time and was centered near the town of Pueblo Madero 10 miles northeast of the popular Pacific resort city.

People across the region reported feeling the temblor and buildings were seen swaying in Mexico City nearly 200 miles away.

There have been scattered reports of damage, although the extent is unknown.

There have been no reports of deaths or injuries thus far.

Electricity has reportedly been knocked out it some areas but the number of people who have been impacted has yet to be determined.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.


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