MEXICO CITY —
A strong earthquake centred close to the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico Metropolis and despatched hundreds into the streets.
Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with sufficient warning for residents to exit buildings. Energy was knocked out to some areas, however there weren’t instantly stories of injury or accidents.
Helicopters flew over downtown Mexico Metropolis and police patrols sounded their sirens.
The U.S. Geologic Survey stated the quake hit at 10:29 a.m. (11:29 a.m. Japanese) alongside Mexico’s southern Pacific coast at a depth of 16 miles (26 km). The epicenter was 7 miles (12 km) south-southwest of Santa Maria Zapotitlan.
It was felt in Guatemala and all through south and central Mexico.
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