Earthquake Information

April 18, 2014 (14:27:26 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Guerrero, Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).  Its epicenter was in the western state of Guerrero, near the seaside resort of Acapulco.  It collapsed several walls and left large cracks in some facades.  There were no reports of major damage or casualties.

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