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7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico


A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck 164 miles southwest of Mexico City Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The center of the earthquake was near the resort city of Acapulco on the Pacific coast.

“There are some broken windows, but so far we have no dead or injured,” Ricardo de la Cruz, director general of the Civil Protection Agency told the Associated Press.

Photos of damage from today’s earthquake have been appearing on Twitter:

Here is an Instagram video of the earthquake as it occurred:

Tremors could be felt as far away as Mexico City, as you can see in this video of a news anchor there who was on air as the earthquake was happening. Watch below, via CNN:

[Note: USGS downgraded the magnitude of the earthquake to 7.2 after initially calling it a 7.5]

[photos via Twitter]

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