Strong quake hits near Acapulco, buildings sway in capital

A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City nearly 200 miles away.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles northeast of Acapulco.

There were no immediate reports from the quake zone.

In Mexico City, the ground shook for nearly a minute in some parts of the capital but was less evident in other parts. Some people evacuated their buildings briefly, but most quickly went back inside on a rainy night.

There were no early reports on damage in the city, though Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told the Canal 40 television station that electricity was knocked out in some neighborhoods.

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