Earthquake News

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico

This afternoon, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake with a focal point between Acapulco and Oaxaca hit Mexico, but no injuries were reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 miles below and roughly 115 miles east of Acapulco.

Employees at two hotels in Oaxaca reported feeling a brief trembling but no actual harm or injuries.

Yes, for around 15 to 20 seconds, we felt the shaking, but there was no damage, a woman working the front desk of the Hotel Marina in Huatulco told ABC News.

Hundreds of frightened individuals hurried to the streets, fearing the repercussions of potential aftershocks, despite the fact that there were no building collapses or significant damage. There have been no reported fatalities or injuries.

According to the Associated Press, Mexico City Mayor Marcello Ebrard tweeted, "We had an earthquake."

Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, tweeted that no significant injuries had been recorded and that the epicenter was in the Guerrero state municipality of Ometepec.

Additionally, Calderon stated that "all of the electricity producing facilities are untouched and operational," adding that the few service interruptions have been resolved.

"Only scenes of fear and building evacuations, for the moment," he continued.

Merchandise fell and broke, and fractures emerged in the wall, according to Marco Martinez, an employee of a perfume and cosmetics store in Guerrero. Seven workers at the business, according to Martinez, felt more vibrations.

As soon as we all felt it, we all fell to the ground, Martinez said over the phone to ABC News. We're afraid and we don't want to go outside. "Merchandise was falling and several of our perfumes are damaged, but everyone is safe, that's what important.

Martinez claimed that because she was still experiencing tremors, he was "too afraid to be on the phone right now."

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