6.5 earthquake hits southern Mexico

Posted on December 11, 2011 • Filed under: Earthquake, Mexico, TRAVEL

A major 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with the quake strongly felt in the capital Mexico City and southern Guerrero state. The temblor occurred at 7:47 pm (0147 GMT Sunday) about 166 kilometers (103 miles) southwest of Mexico
City, at a depth of about 65 kilometers, according to USGS. The epicenter was located 133 kilometers north of the large beach resort city of Acapulco, on the country’s Pacific coast. The Pacific Tsunami Warning center said in a statement that “a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected” and that there was no threat to the US state of Hawaii. Read Article

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