Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

Posted: Updated:

A powerful, magnitude-7.2 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. 
 
The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
 
The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico's capital.
 
A woman who answered the phone at the civil protection office in Acapulco says officials are patrolling the city to check for damage and casualties.
 
There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
 
The quake was centered 164 miles southwest of Mexico City, but the shaking was felt in the capital for at least 30 seconds. Buildings swayed as people fled high rises and took to the streets. 
 
Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.
 
The magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles away on the Pacific Coast.  (AP)

  • NewsMore>>

  • Mudslide Closes US-395 At Topaz Lodge

    Mudslide Closes US-395 At Topaz Lodge

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:01:19 GMT

    UPDATE: East Fork Fire said about 130 people are helping to clear mud and debris from the roads, including crew members, agencies and volunteers. No injuries have been reported so far and crews are expected to be there until midnight.

    More >>

    UPDATE: East Fork Fire said about 130 people are helping to clear mud and debris from the roads, including crew members, agencies and volunteers. No injuries have been reported so far and crews are expected to be there until midnight.

    More >>
  • Community Lecture: Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:53:41 GMT

    You may not truly appreciate your healthy feet until you're in pain. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis or another foot issue, when should you run to the doctor? Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist, Dr. Tim Mooney is hosting a free lecture to answer all your questions.

    More >>

    You may not truly appreciate your healthy feet until you're in pain. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis or another foot issue, when should you run to the doctor? Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist, Dr. Tim Mooney is hosting a free lecture to answer all your questions.

    More >>
  • Douglas Deputies Identity Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    Douglas Deputies Identity Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:38:48 GMT

    Douglas County deputies have identified the man killed during an officer-involved shooting late Saturday night. 

    More >>

    Douglas County deputies have identified the man killed during an officer-involved shooting late Saturday night. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.