Earthquake hits Mexico, shakes capital city

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to shake in the country’s capital, Mexico City.a view of a city with tall buildings: Earthquake hits Mexico, shakes capital city

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 30 miles outside the tourist resort city of Acapulco. The quake caused the ground to sway in Mexico City, more than 230 miles away, The New York Times reported.

Power lines and buildings in the capital city shook as the ground moved for several seconds, according to the Times. Civil protection agencies in Guerrero, where Acapulco is located, said the earthquake resulted in rockfalls and landslides onto roads, Reuters reported.

Mexico City’s earthquake alarm system alerted city residents of the situation, giving most of them time to prepare for the quake, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. tsunami warning system reports a tsunami warning has been sent out, according to the Times. There have been no reports of casualties from the earthquake.

This is a developing story……

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