Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Strikes In Acapulco, Mexico

A strong 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the southeastern part of Mexico in the late afternoon yesterday, claiming one death, according to the latest data.

There was major material damage, and many customers were left without electricity.

The Geological Survey of the United States reports that the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 12.8 kilometers and struck with a magnitude of 7.0. Earthquakes were also felt in places more than 100 kilometers away.

The governor of the state of Guerrero told reporters that one man died after an electric pole had fallen on him near the town of Coyuca de Benitez.

The epicenter of the quake was near the resort and port city of Acapulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico, located in the state of Guerrero. Take a look at what scenes the locals filmed during the earthquake.

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