There was a strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico

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A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.1 was registered on the night of this Tuesday in Mexico.

The earthquake had its epicenter in the southeast of Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero and was felt in several regions of the country, including in Mexico City, where people took to the streets as a precaution.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador He said there are no reports of fatalities or serious damage. Meanwhile, Civil Protection ruled out a tsunami alert on the coasts of southern Mexico.

The earthquake was recorded 11 kilometers from Acapulco. In that city power cuts are reported, but without damage to the hotel network, according to the mayor, Adela Román. Gas leaks are also reported.

“Keep a battery-powered lamp handy, stay tuned for official news. Do not be carried away by the news of the networks that sometimes are not real. We are worried and scared because the system was very strong”, He indicated.

The National Civil Protection Coordination explained that in Guerrero the earthquake protocols were activated and the evacuation of buildings and hotels was being carried out.

Power outages also occurred in Mexico City, where the damage was minor, according to authorities. The population took to the streets in the capital in the midst of the rain for fear of landslides.

In addition, broken glass and some advertisements were reported that fell due to the strong movement, according to the newspaper. The Day.

The National Seismological Service (SSN) also reported an aftershock of 5.2 degrees in the same area.

Exactly four years ago, an earthquake measuring 8.2 degrees was registered in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the coast of Chiapas, in the south of the country. That earthquake, registered on September 7, 2017, was the most intense that has taken place in the country.

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The earthquake on Tuesday was also seen in Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca and Veracruz.

What the president said

“Fortunately there is no major damage in Guerrero. The same in Morelos. There is no damage in Oaxaca, there is no damage in Puebla, there is no serious damage in Mexico City, ”said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

He added: “Fortunately there is no serious damage. So far we have no information on loss of human life ”.

Meanwhile, Twitter users reported on the fall of cell phone lines in different parts of the country.

(News that is being updated) -.

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