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A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico- power outages reported in Mexico city following the quake.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Two hours ago the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake 43 km northeast of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico at a shallow depth of 10km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake could have caused a lot of damage to the infrastructure in the towns or cities located close to the epicenter. Towns or cities that might have felt the shaking include Chilpancingo (pop. 187,300) located 73 km from the epicenter, Ayutla de los Libres (pop. 15,400) 74 km away, Atoyac de Alvarez (pop. 21,400) 74 km away, Tixtla de Guerrero (pop. 22,800) 80 km away, Zumpango del Rio (pop. 24,700) 83 km away, and Chilapa de Alvarez (pop. 31,200) 97 km away.

Following the very strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake there were reports of widespread power outages in Mexico City.

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