Earthquake hits near Acapulco

By Gay Nagle Myers

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico’s Pacific coast Tuesday afternoon, approximately 120 miles east of Acapulco.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in a Twitter post that there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

According to reports, tremors were felt as far away as Mexico City, about 180 miles east of the quake’s epicenter, toppling furniture and causing schools to be evacuated in the capital.

The quake lasted about 15 seconds. Most of the quake was reportedly centered in a lightly populated area.

Meteorologists warned of the probability of aftershocks.

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