On Tuesday night, a ruinous earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck the southwestern Mexico region, close to the beach resort of Acapulco. The devastating earthquake damaged properties, however, there were no reports of casualties reported on an immediate basis.
The effect shook the Acapulco area, with falling rocks, knocked down trees and huge boulders rolling all over.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexican President said, “The quake had sent rocks tumbling down hillsides and damaged walls, it had not caused major damages in Acapulco’s home state of Guerrero or the neighbouring region of Oaxaca, or Mexico City.” Fortunately, there hasn’t been serious damage, he added. He further mentioned that no loss of human lives after this calamity was received by the authority.
Acapulco is approximately 230 miles (375 km) away from the main Mexico City. In Roma Sur, the power went off followed by the hustle by the petrified residents some ran in anticipation in pyjamas. Residents gathered at one place, outside in the rain with their children, family and pets, quite dubious to get back to the home in the dark.
“It was terrible. It really reminds me of the 1985 quake every time something like this happens,” said Yesmin Rizk, a 70-year-old resident of Roma Sur to Reuters.
The USGS averred that the quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 7.4 and later downgraded to 7.0, was very shallow, only 7.8 miles (12.5 km) below the surface, which would have amplified the shaking effect.