Powerful earthquake hits Mexico, aftershocks ripple through Acapulco

The 7.0 magnitude quake hit 17.7km northeast of the city late on Tuesday



Acapulco, Mexico

Published 09.09.21, 01:39 AM

Shaken residents slept in cars and on the streets of Mexico’s Acapulco beach resort on Wednesday, as a series of strong aftershocks rippled through the city after a powerful earthquake that killed one man.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit 17.7km northeast of Acapulco late on Tuesday. It damaged the control tower at the beach resort’s international airport, cracked walls in a hospital attending COVID-19 patients and triggered landslides and gas leaks.