Deadly quake hits southwest Mexico, shaking buildings in capital

At least one person has died after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck near the Mexican resort city of Acapulco late Tuesday — causing buildings to shake over 230 miles away Mexico City.

What’s happening: Power outages were reported in several states and parts of Mexico city following the 12-miles-deep quake, which hit some 2.5 miles from Los Órganos de San Agustín and eight miles from Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Hector Astudillo, governor of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located, said on local TV that a “falling post” had killed a man in the state, per Reuters.Images shared to social media showed damaged buildings and cars in Acapulco, and there were multiple reports of buildings and power lines swaying in Mexico City.A tsunami warning issued for Mexico was later canceled by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

What they’re saying: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said no “serious damage” had immediately been reported in Guerrero, nor in the nearby state of Oaxaca or Mexico City.

Editor’s note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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