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7.2-magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

By Michelle Kapusta,

The U.S. Geological Survey has said that a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Friday morning.

According to the Associated Press, the earthquake, which was centered northwest of Acapulco, could be felt in at least six states for about 30 seconds. However, no injuries or casualties have been reported.

Despite how powerful the quake was, Mexico City’s Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told CNN affiliate FOROtv that there were no reports of any major damage in the city.

Chilpancingo, capital of the southern state of Guerrero, reported a power outage, but services were quickly restored.

Many Mexicans, who were vacationing in resort towns for the upcoming Easter holiday, told local media outlets that were shaken up, but OK.

No tsunami warning was issued for any of the coastal areas.

There has been a spike in seismic activity recently with Nicaragua being hit by three earthquakes last week, an 8.2 magnitude quake in northern Chile earlier this month and a magnitude 5.1 tremor that shook southern California in March.

 
 

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