Deadly quake hits southwest Mexico, shaking buildings in capital
At least one person has died after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck near the Mexican resort city of Acapulco late Tuesday — causing buildings to shake over 230 miles away Mexico City.
Details: Power outages were reported in several states and parts of Mexico City following the 12-mile-deep quake, which hit some 2.5 miles from Los Órganos de San Agustín and eight miles from Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Hector Astudillo, governor of Guerrero, the state where Acapulco is located, said on local TV that a "falling post" had killed a man, per Reuters.
- Images shared to social media showed damaged buildings and cars in Acapulco, and there were multiple reports of buildings and power lines swaying in Mexico City.
What they're saying: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said no "serious damage" had immediately been reported in Guerrero, nor in the nearby state of Oaxaca or Mexico City.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.