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7.9 Earthquake Hits Near Acapulco, Mexico


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7.9 earthquake hits near Acapulco, Mexico:

An earthquake measuring 7.9 is reported to have struck near Acapulco, Reuters reports.

Update at 2:24p.m. ET: The Associated Press reports that the strong, long earthquake in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico, swaying buildings in Mexico City.

The jolt, six miles underground, sent frightened workers and residents into the streets.

Mexico's National Seismological Survey said the temblor had an epicenter southwest of Ometepec.

Update at 2:21 p.m. ET: The U.S. Geological Survey puts the center of the quake 83 miles east of Acapulco. It says the initial magnitude was 7.9.

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