7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in southern Mexico

(CNN) — A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico’s Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred on the Pacific Coast between the major resort towns of Acapulco and Zijuatanejo during Holy Week, when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beaches, and resorts run at full capacity.

The quake happened at 9:27 a.m. local time (10:27 a.m. ET) about 19 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of Tecpan, Mexico, according to the Mexican National Seismological Service, which measured the quake at 7.0.

The quake’s depth at the epicenter was a shallow 30 miles (48 kilometers), the USGS said.

At least one building was damaged in Mexico City, 165 miles (265 kilometers) northeast of where the quake was centered.

Tecpan is 54 miles (87 kilometers) northwest of Acapulco.

 

 

 

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