A 7.1-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter about six miles southwest of Acapulco rattled Mexico’s Guerrero state and also shook buildings in Mexico City, more than 230 miles away.
The US Geological Survey and Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported the quake took place shortly before 8:48 pm local time. Several hours after the earthquake, the US agency had measured its magnitude at 7.0, while its Mexican counterpart placed the magnitude at 7.1.
Mexico’s National Seismological Service said it was followed by more than 70 aftershocks by 10 pm, the strongest of which had a magnitude of 5.2
This footage, recorded by a webcam on the Torre Latinoamericana skyscraper in downtown Mexico City, shows the moments the quake was felt. Flashes are seen in the video, as power lines are damaged. Around 1.6 million customers were left without power in the Mexico City region, Mexico’s electrical commission said. Credit: Nicola Rustichelli via Storyful