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Acapulco Quake: U.S. Geological Survey 7.6 Acapulco earthquake

March 20, 2012 by staff 

Acapulco Quake: U.S. Geological Survey 7.6 Acapulco earthquake, A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 200 km (120 miles) east of Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The quake was felt in Mexico City where buildings shook and office employees fled into the street, according to witnesses. Cell phone lines were down and traffic snarled in the capital moments after the quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey located the epicenter of the quake at 525 km (15 miles) east of Ometepec in Guerrero state at a depth of 18 km (10.9 miles).

No damage was reported in Oaxaca, near where the quake hit, according to local television.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the inland earthquake would not generate a destructive widespread tsunami, but there was the possibility of some local tsunami effects.

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