Strong earthquake in Guerrero, shakes Mexico City
MEXICO CITY — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico’s western Guerrero state Saturday night, shaking buildings and causing panic in the nation’s capital and the Pacific resort of Acapulco. There were no reports of deaths or serious damage.
The U.S. Geological Service initially estimated the quake at magnitude at 6.8, but downgraded it to 6.7 and then 6.5. A quake of that magnitude is capable of causing severe damage.
The USGS said the quake occurred 64.9 kilometres deep and was centred about 42 kilometres southwest of Iguala in Guerrero. That is 166 kilometres south-southwest of Mexico City.