Mexico City Residents Rattled by 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter about 6 miles southwest of Acapulco rattled Mexico’s Guerrero state and shook buildings as far as 200 miles away in Mexico City.

Footage from Mexico City’s Azcapotzalco neighborhood shows the startled occupants of an apartment rush to steady themselves while pets run for cover as the earthquake shakes their building, causing overhead light fittings to swing wildly.

Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported the earthquake at 9.19 pm CDT, and said it was followed by up to 73 aftershocks at 10 pm, the strongest of which had a magnitude of 5.2. Credit: Andrew Elizarraraz via Storyful

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