Major 7.6 earthquake on Mexico Pacific coast – USGS

Reuters.com
MEXICO CITY | Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:28pm EDT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 120 miles (193 km) east of Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

The USGS located the epicentre of the quake at 15 miles (525 km) east of Ometepec in Guerrero state at a depth of 10.9 miles (18 km).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the inland earthquake would not generate a destructive widespread tsunami, but there was the possibility of some local tsunami effects.

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