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In Video: Earthquake hits Mexico, people stranded mid-air in swaying cable car

Wed 08 Sep 2021    
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ACAPULCO, Mexico: A powerful earthquake struck southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rockfalls and damaging buildings, authorities said.

The 7.0 magnitude quake, which hit 11 miles (17.7 km) northeast of Acapulco in Guerrero state, shook the hillsides around the city, downing trees and pitching large boulders onto roads. Acapulco is roughly 230 miles from Mexico City.

Sufferers shared the videos on Twitter:

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 7.4 and later downgraded to 7.0, was relatively shallow, only 12 miles below the surface, which would have amplified the shaking effect.

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