Powerful earthquake hits Central Mexico

The quake left a wreckage site outside a hotel in Acapulco, Mexico, on Tuesday.


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MEXICO CITY – A powerful earthquake shook late Mexico late Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in Mexico City and surrounding states.

Mexico’s National Earthquake Service said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9.

However, the US Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 7.4 earthquake. The USGS said the epicenter was located in the southwestern part of the state of Guerrero, within 30 miles of the tourist resort of Acapulco.

Mexico City’s earthquake alarm system went off, giving most residents plenty of warnings about the coming earthquake.

There were no initial reports of injuries or deaths due to the earthquake.

Mexico City’s earthquake alert system on Tuesday gave most residents plenty of warnings about the quake.


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Write to David Luhnow at david.luhnow@wsj.com

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