Major earthquake hits Mexico resort town


People evacuate buildings after a strong earthquake rattled Mexico City on April 18, 2014. (Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY – A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico’s Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred on the Pacific Coast between the major resort towns of Acapulco and Zijuatanejo during Holy Week, when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beaches and resorts run at full capacity.

The quake happened at 9:27 a.m. local time (10:27 a.m. ET) about 19 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of Tecpan, Mexico, according to the Mexican National Seismological Service, which measured the quake at 7.0.

The quake’s depth at the epicenter was a shallow 6 miles (10 kilometers), Mexican officials said.

At least one building was damaged in Mexico City, nearly seven hours away.



  • Leona Senshi

    That IS NOT THE REAL VIDEO!!! why the hell can't you find a reputable source for videos? this was the CHILE earthquake video and the president of Mexico IS NOT FELIPE CALDERON!!!! The person took the video and uploaded it just for attention, thanks to you, they're getting it.

  • meg

    LOL i cant believe without confirming the source the video on this news website. I have seen this video before and its is from CHILE earthquake. Take it down

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