Mexico Earthquake: 7.9 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Acapulco, Mexico
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 108 miles (174 kilometers) east-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico, according to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.
The United States Geological Survey reports that the earthquake was initially estimated to have a magnitude of 7.6 and had a depth of 6 miles.
The Associated Press reports that “strong, long” quake was felt as far away as Mexico City – about 235 miles north of the coastal city – where it shook buildings and homes.
Shortly after the temblor struck, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebard took to Twitter, and wrote “tenemos sismo,” or “we have an earthquake.”
The Mayor later tweeted that he saw no visible damage while flying above the city in a helicopter.
Ebard also said that the city’s strategic services were in working order.
There have been no reports of damage or injuries from Acapulco or any other area.
This is a developing story. Check back for more updates on the 2012 Acapulco Earthquake.