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Powerful 7.0 earthquake in Mexico triggers Tsunami alert, buildings sway in capital | WATCH

The earthquake that struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday caused buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City nearly 200 miles away.

The 7.0 quake on the Richter scale spread panic in Acapulco and Mexico City as buildings swayed like trees and caused people to rush out of their homes in panic.

Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum told Canal 40 TV that power lines were down in some parts of the city and that work is going on in emergency mode to restore it. The USGS says there is a possibility of tsunami waves being generated in Guerrero.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) east-southeast of Pueblo Madero in Guerrero state, about 48 kilometers (30 miles) inland from the resort city.

“We heard loud noise from the building, noise from the windows, things fell inside the house, the power went out,” said Sergio Flores, an Acapulco resident reached by phone. “We heard leaking water, the water went out of the pool, and you heard people screaming, very nervous people.”

In Mexico City, the ground shook for nearly a minute in some parts of the capital, but the shaking was less evident in other parts. Some people evacuated their buildings briefly, but most quickly went back inside on a rainy night.

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