Powerful 7.2 earthquake shakes Central Mexico


A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Central Mexico today at 23:39:42 UTC causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital.

There have been reports of injuries or damages at the time of this report.

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No tsunami warning has been issued.


• 53 km (33 miles) NE (47 degrees) of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
• 69 km (43 miles) S (178 degrees) of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
• 82 km (51 miles) E (93 degrees) of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
• 109 km (68 miles) WSW (246 degrees) of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
• 242 km (151 miles) E (95 degrees) of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico