December 7, 2022

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7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Agapulko and is felt in Mexico City

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the tourist city of Acapulco, Guerrero, on Tuesday night, according to the National Seismological Service.

In Agapulko, electrical wiring, telephone connections and several fallen fences were damaged. Reports indicate that there was no significant damage at this time.

“We heard loud noises in the building, noises from the windows, objects falling into the house, electricity was cut off,” Sergio Flores, who lives in Acapulco, was contacted by phone by the news agency. Associated Press. “We heard water leaking, water came out of the pool, people were screaming, very nervous people,” he added.

Residents evacuated their homes in Mexico City following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday.EFE

In Mexico City, an earthquake warning was issued just seconds before the quake, with authorities not reporting significant damage, although parts of the city lost power.

[Un fuerte terremoto de magnitud 7.5 sacude el sur de México. Hay al menos seis muertos confirmados]

As a precautionary measure in light rain on Tuesday night, residents across the city took to the streets, carrying children, infants and pets.

This was stated by the Mayor of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum At least three helicopters were flying over the city halls Searching for structural damage, with no reports yet.

Published by the American Geological Survey Tsunami alert issued for Mexican Pacific coast After shaking. But Mexican officials later announced that the threat had dissipated and that there would only be waves less than a meter high, so they called for serious precautionary measures off the coasts of Oaxaca and Guerrero.

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Guerrero officials said the movement was strong in Costa Grante, Costa Sica, the center of the state and in the north and central Agabulco, 14 kilometers southeast.

“So far there have been reports of power outages, telephone service failures and nerve breakdowns”, Guerrero’s civil defense was mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday night.

After a 7.1-degree earthquake on September 7, 2021, a fence falls on Guerrero’s Acapulco.EFE

At a distance of 300 miles (482 km) in the state of Mexico, Governor Alfredo del Masso implemented emergency regulations after the quake was strongly felt there.

The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced that fences and stones had fallen from the states of Guerrero and Morelos. “Fortunately, we have no information on casualties so far,” the president said, receiving reports from General Crescenzio Santoval and heads of state governments in Oaxaca, Puebla, Morelos, Guerrero and Mexico.

At 10:00 GMT, more than 70 quakes were reported, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale.

A few days after the September 19, 2017 earthquake, in its epicenter, Puebla, at least 370 people were killed and hundreds injured. Another September 19, but 1985, with a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Michigan devastating Mexico City, the official death toll was nearly 4,000.