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No Major Damage or Tsunami from 7.2M Mexico Quake

April 18, 2014, 10:48 AM HST
* Updated April 18, 10:50 AM
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No major damage or wide-ranging tsunami was reported from a strong earthquake that struck near the coast of Guerrero, Mexico this morning.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.2 magnitude tremor occurred at 9:27 a.m. local time (4:27 a.m. in Hawaii) at a depth of 14.9 miles.

The epicenter was 170 miles southwest of Mexico City.

USA Today reported that the quake sent panicked people into the streets in bathrobes and pajamas on what was for many a day off.

Windows were broken and debris fell from buildings, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

The USGS said the earthquake was centered northwest of the resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

The quake lasted for at least 30 seconds and was felt across at least a half-dozen states.


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